Nov 15, 2020 10:04AM marie914 wrote:
Good Morning - It is strange all the different dosing. Different doctors and we are all different patients too I guess. I am asking my oncologist for a change in dosing of chemo drugs. I am documenting here my Day 1-12. I know everyone is different.
For the first chemo cycle of Taxotere (60 min) Cytoxan (90 minutes) TC.
Tuesday 4mg of dexamethasone morning and night/ Claritin / pepcid /ibroprofen
Wednesday CHEMO DAY 10 mg dexmethasone through my IV ; 164 mg Taxotere (docetaxel) and then 1314 mg Cytoxan Claritin / pepcid /ibroprofen
Thursday 4mg of dexamethasone morning and night/ Neulasta went off in the afternoon 6 mg and then Claritin / pepcid /ibroprofen
and then continue with Claritin / pepcid /ibroprofen every day since.
Not sure why I am getting 164 taxotere where 75 is common starting dose and I am getting 1314 mg of Cytoxan instead of 600 mg .Common Starting Doses are below:
- Docetaxel 75 mg/m2 intravenous (I.V.) infusion over 1 hour on Day 1
- Cyclophosphamide 600 mg/m2 I.V. infusion over 30 minutes on Day 1
DAY 2 Thursday - felt hyper - trouble sleeping - mild constipation Day 1-4 and then starting up again day 6
DAY 3 Friday - felt good in morning - crashed in the afternoon - started feeling very flu-like (no nausea, but stomach felt strange and had to keep something in it)
DAY 4 AND 5 Saturday and Sunday - severe bone aches all day ; a little bit of diarrhea but handled it with 2 does of imodium.
The next week Mon-Fri Day 6-10 gradually bone aches and flu like symptoms got better but taste buds were gone and mouth was soooo dry.
Saturday and Sunday Day 11-12 felt pretty good and taste got better. Still dry mouth but better.
Hopefully Day 13-21 will feel good until I start the cycle all over with. I see my oncologist on day 21 and day 22 starts DAY 1 again.