Hello to all.
Just want to get a feel for Taxotere side affects that any of you have experienced. Had my first session last week (had to switch from Taxol due to allergic reaction). Although they are similar, this one seems to come with it's own share of 'nasties'. I usually recover pretty well within 5-7 days. Today I am still dragging (I imagine it's really taking a toll on the red blood cells), short of breath, low blood pressure, etc. Stomach aches and pains, here and there. Trouble sleeping (feels like my body is in overdrive when I lie down at night). The really annoying lingering one is the lack of taste sensation. Feels like I burned the end of my tongue and that I have NO taste buds in my mouth. Anything going in (liquids/solids) has no flavor, barely any texture. I don't know if this is lasting until my next three rounds are done or what?
I'm working around everything as best as I can. Just want to know if anyone else has experienced this. I also read that it's the 2nd and 3rd sessions with the Taxotere that still have to be monitored for allergic reactions.
Hugs and prayers to all.