Jul 23, 2012 - 10:54 am
A few months ago, my ONC added Amifostine to my pre-med regiment. It's a nasty little drug that makes me throw up and then have dry heaves immediately. The first time I took it, I swore I've never do it again, but it's worked wonders for my feet that have lots of nerve damage from so much chemo. Last Tuesday when I was given it, I threw up and then went into a huge sweat with water just pouring off me. The nurses said my skin was cold and clamy and then my temperature dropped so low that it wouldn't register on the machines! They ran to find an old fashion glass one. I became incoherent and they put three heated blakets on me. ( it was 100' outside ) Everytime I opened my eyes there were more nurses, Drs., residents etc. staring down at me. My Onc was operating downstairs and someone ran to tell him what was happening. Has anyone had a similar reaction?