Low blood count

banker
banker Member Posts: 317 Member
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
My white blood count is low,had 2nd chemo on May 24, Doctor might give me shots,(will know for sure tomorrow) Anybody else had to have shots?? What are they, how often ? Hope to get some info. Thanks a bunch.
Emmi

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  • karbear
    karbear Member Posts: 163
    Hey Emmi, I also had low white and red blood counts after my chemos, I had Procrit shot for red blood cell count,let me tell you thats a stinger of a shot!!! The shots I got for white blood cell count I can't remember the name,I received them for seven days after each chemo...best of luck,,karin
  • banker
    banker Member Posts: 317 Member
    karbear said:

    Hey Emmi, I also had low white and red blood counts after my chemos, I had Procrit shot for red blood cell count,let me tell you thats a stinger of a shot!!! The shots I got for white blood cell count I can't remember the name,I received them for seven days after each chemo...best of luck,,karin

    thanks for your reply,I did not run into this problem when I had chemo before so I got a little nerved up. Doc will call me in the AM, we'll see. Thanks, appreciate your answer.
    Emmi
  • 24242
    24242 Member Posts: 1,398
    Hi Emmi,
    When we have chemo that is what happens our counts are low because fighting the chemo is killing good and bad cells at the same time.
    I am glad to hear your doctors are on this and you may get a shot called neuprogen which sperns the bone marrow into making more white cells or spern it into action. It is quite normal it seems you hear of it allot. Best of luck through the rest of your chemo treatments let us know how your doing.
    Be good to yourself,
    Tara
  • banker
    banker Member Posts: 317 Member
    karbear said:

    Hey Emmi, I also had low white and red blood counts after my chemos, I had Procrit shot for red blood cell count,let me tell you thats a stinger of a shot!!! The shots I got for white blood cell count I can't remember the name,I received them for seven days after each chemo...best of luck,,karin

    Thanks Karin, I got the shots, called NEUPOGEN, give them to myself, hope they help, have to take them till next Tues. total of 5, so I can have chemo on thursday.
    Thanks again Love Emmi
  • banker
    banker Member Posts: 317 Member
    24242 said:

    Hi Emmi,
    When we have chemo that is what happens our counts are low because fighting the chemo is killing good and bad cells at the same time.
    I am glad to hear your doctors are on this and you may get a shot called neuprogen which sperns the bone marrow into making more white cells or spern it into action. It is quite normal it seems you hear of it allot. Best of luck through the rest of your chemo treatments let us know how your doing.
    Be good to yourself,
    Tara

    Thanks Tara, I got the shots, they are NEUPOGEN, like you said, hope they work so I don't miss my chemo treatment. Did not need them 3 1/2 yrs ago when I went through chemo so it kinda scared me, but I guess its normal. Thanks, take care....Love Emmi