Jan 18, 2013 - 3:49 pm
I had a recurrence this past summer Met to lungs and spine. I was put back on chemo Herceptin, Taxotere, Carboplatin. I started reacting to the carbo so was switched to Cisplatin. After a couple of times started reacting to that too. Then put on Perjeta. It has been used in Europe for awhile I am told. Has had very good results. So I started on this one month ago of course the loading does is twice the strength. I just had my second dose ( not loading ) last Mon. I Get perjeta every three weeks. Herceptin and taxotere every week along with the other meds like steroids.I was feeling really good energy up not weak at all And I had to refill a Rx for pred. Well when they called it in it was refilled Dexamethasone. My face started swelling Breathing got harder, stared feeling weak lots of fatigue. It is a chore to get anything done. It's just so hard now. My Dr, told me that it can take 2 or 3 weeks for the Dex effects to be gone. It has been a week and I don't feel much difference. I'm not sure if it is the Dex or Perjeta. I hope it is the Dex. What I am wondering is has anyone else had this problem on Dex. I didn't know there was a difference in steroids. Is anyone here on Perjeta? Any problems with it?
Last scans showed No active cancer I am back in remission at this point.