Jul 01, 2012 - 3:23 pm
On Thursday I had an allergic reaction to my Carboplatin. It began with itchiness on my hands and feet which spread to my trunk. Then I had this strange tighness in my chest and my breathing began to feel strange. I pressed the alarm button and the nurses gave me an oxygen mask. I think I panicked a bit and my breathing became laboured. My pulse went up to 116. Then I started to retch which made my breathing worse. They eventually stablished me with "who knows what" drugs. This took about 15 - 20 minutes. I then noticed I had red patchy rashes all over my arms and a "septicemia" looking rash on my legs. This cleared after about 2 hours.
Has anyone else experienced anything like this? This must've been the 15th time I've had carboplatin. My doctor told me this is quite common for people to suddenly get a reaction & I'm not to worry.