Nov 07, 2012 - 7:34 pm
Well, I had Carboplatin and Taxol today for my very first chemo. The needle went into the port with no pain. Started off good. Then the nurse started the drip of Taxol and in less than 5 minutes I had a reaction. My face got bright red, my breathing was labored, and my blood pressure went up to 180/110. They gave me a 30 minute rest, gave me a bunch more of steriods and benedryl and turned down the drip so it the Taxol went in slow. It worked. They were able to get all the taxol in me. I hope I do not have to go through this every week. I do not want them to lower the dose because I want so bad to go into remission. The cancer center told me this happends sometimes when people have it for the first time and many times when they have it again it is fine. Has this happend to amy of you?