Mar 30, 2006 - 8:39 pm
I had carbo/taxol for 6 rounds back in 2000. I had my second carbo/taxol on another 6 round regimine today. The doctor lowered the Benedryl from 50 mg. to 25 mg. because I had such a hard time with it (not allergic reaction, just felt extremely spacey and it was scary). So I believe the lowering of the Benedryl is what caused me to be prone to this intense allergic reaction I had today to the Taxol. After the first episode, she gave me another 25 mg. of Benedryl, waiting about 20 minutes, then started Taxol again. Same thing happened, so she called the doc and he said don't give me anymore.
I won't know what he will be doing until I see him on 4/21. So has anyone out there experienced this and what did they do for you? I'm hoping we can just go back to the 50 mg. of Benedryl and see what happens. I'm actually disappointed because I know this is probably the most important part of the treatment, so I definitely don't want to discontinue it. I also think it may put me in to 7 sessions instead of 6 because of this setback. They did still give me the Carboplatin.
Just wondered if anyone can share something on this.