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cathyK
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was told by Doctor that I was borderline in the mugascan he will re test me in 3 weeks, worried that this will stop the chemo for a time, any suggestions on exercise, I walk 1/2 mile every day or near every day when I am feeling good,
hating the thought of getting more needles in the arm!!!
thanks
cathy K

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I've been looking for answer to your question.
If you are taking Neulasta after chemo, these are some of the side effects. One of them is the racing heart. Might want to take this to your doctor.

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cathyK
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sorry miss wrote, this is about my mugascan, the doctor said I was borderline 49 on my mugascan to see if I could handle chemo, and he is going to do another mugascan in 3 weeks to re check it, , I am not active at the moment , I try to walk 1/2 mile a day, but it has been raining a lot and cold, trying to figure out other exercise I can handle to get my heart working stronger, sorry for the miss communication,
cathy

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My heart rate ran 120's for weeks after chemo. At one time it went to 140 - 160's. My BP also went up and stayed up. Don't know if it is the steroids or the chemo. But I went on BP medication which also slowed the heart rate. Don't know when the chemo is out of my system if I will continue to need the BP medications. Even after this last chemo my heart rate would go to 130's. I can feel when it gets that high, and I just stop what I am doing and rest for a while. Hope you can get everything worked out so you can receive your chemo. IN peace and caring. HUGS to you.

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cathyK
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sorry probably spelling it wrong, mug a scan, is how it sounds, checking the left and right of the heart to see if it is pumping good enough mine was borderline 49
thanks for the info
no golds gym no gym no nothing here, small cottage town, nearest ymca is 45 miles away!
sway and swear , funny !
gonna try to go to the motel and see if they can let me use their swimming pool and gym,
thanks

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