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Condition: Prevent Decreased White Blood Cell Count from Cancer Chemotherapy
7/12/2015 12:03:58 PM

Reviewer: NC Lady with Stage 4 Lung Cancer, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
After the Neulsta shot, all OK for about 2 days, then intense bone pain all over. Called Doctor on a Friday evening and he said it was likely caused by the Neulasta shot. Since I had some Norco-5 left over from gall bladder surgery just 2 weeks before I started Chemo, he said I could take some of those. It barely took me from a 10 to maybe an 8 on the pain scale. After two days hovering in int ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevent Decreased White Blood Cell Count from Cancer Chemotherapy
3/22/2015 9:18:48 AM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
After 5 of 8 rounds of chemo, I am feeling side effects of this drug. On day 2 after chemo treatment started feeling flu like ache in my legs and abdomen. The worst overall is the stomach cramps. I've been taking Clariton every 12 hours and ibuprofen every 2-3 hours. Now 4 days since symptoms started, feeling better but not 100%. My advice is to be prepared-have Clariton and ibuprofen on hand. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevent Decreased White Blood Cell Count from Cancer Chemotherapy
1/8/2015 11:03:12 PM

Reviewer: tinac, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I go for chemo every 3 weeks., for 3 days chemo and shot 4th day... First shot, fine for about and hour, then ,I could not breathe went to ER... Second time, we figured I may need more fluid... That seemed to work..No problems...Then there was a break in treatment because of holiday, got shot,passed out. after 15 min. fine..... Today, had 600 liters of fluid, had shot, almost done with fluid and h ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevent Decreased White Blood Cell Count from Cancer Chemotherapy
11/20/2014 2:38:57 PM

Reviewer: calgary girl, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have done 3 rounds of 6 of chemotherapy and I take a shot of neulasta the day following my treatment. I have had no side effects to speak of. Around the 1-2 week mark I get some mild elbow joint discomfort and some inter muscular type sensitivity in my ribs, but nothing that prevent me from going about my day. For the record I am 42 years old, female, 160 lbs, 5'9". I have a fairly good ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevent Decreased White Blood Cell Count from Cancer Chemotherapy
7/4/2014 10:55:43 AM

Reviewer: just me, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Originally when I used the full dose of Neulasta I had severe pain. The option at that time was to have daily shots of neupogen instead. MUCH less discomfort. Then I asked my oncologist if she could give me a lower dose of Neulasta so I would not have to come in daily for a shot. She agree to give half a shot to see how it would work. It works GREAT. No or little discomfort and only one trip 24 ho ... Show Full Comment

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