May 19, 2013 - 3:22 pm
Hi Everyone.... I have DLBCL, 2nd stage, and had my first R-CHOP cocktail 4 days ago. I've been on 100 mg of Prednisone 5 days before & 5 days after, then I go to 50mg till the next treatment. I don't think I'm a highly sensitive person to drugs, so that's of help to me, but those dosages can really rev you up. I hold my head up high, walk with intent, smile, & use it (the rev) to my advantage.
Mentally, I think of it as a killer in there fighting for me, so I don't hate it so much. I also know it is short term & that this will pass.
But most importantly, I get up at 5am & take it with a banana, crackers, or whatever, then go right back to sleep. By 10 or 11 at night, it's pretty much worn off - I take 2 Benadryl, 10 mg of Melatonin about an hour before I'm ready to go to bed, and I'm able to go to sleep - and believe me - I've never been a great sleeper, especially without my wonderful wine which I've had to curtail.
Hope this works for some of you too! Hang in there!