Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Chuffing heck, I thought I was just being a bit dramatic and paranoid, maybe suffering from mild hypochondria, but no - everything I've experienced during the first 5 or 6 days of my treatment week is on this list! I've highlighted the ones I've had so far - mostly for my own benefit so I can compare next week for number 3. They say what doesn't kill you makes you stronger but I'm still not convinced that applies to chemotherapy. I haven't bothered with the 5FU side effects........but from past experience it makes you bloody tired. Add that to the insomnia and reduction in hormones - it's a wonder I'm not homicidal!
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:Less common
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
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