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Anyone Hoarse with Avastin/Camptosar

Hatshepsut
Hatshepsut Member Posts: 335
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
My husband has been taking Avastin and Camptosar for four months. He has had dry mouth for some time but now he is having a problem with hoarseness. Anyone else have this experience? If so, any suggestions for what to do to relieve this side effect?

Hatshepsut

Comments

  • kerry
    kerry Member Posts: 1,313
    I also had some hoarseness along with a rather sore throat when I took Camptosar and Avastin. I believe that Camptosar is the culprit. I took lozenges and drank lots of water. Mine never did go away until the Camptosar went away!! Hang in there.

    Kerry
  • spongebob
    spongebob Member Posts: 2,565
    A lot of chemo drugs cause dehydration - hoarseness and dry mouth are key indicators. Drink lots of water and mention it to your doc - s/he may want to give your husband some IV fluids. If you're too dehydrated, just drinking lots of water won't get you back to where you need to be, you'll need to push IV fluids.

    - SB
  • Hatshepsut
    Hatshepsut Member Posts: 335
    Kerry and SpongeBob: Thank you for the advice. My husband is drinking water as I write this note. The people on this board are so kind in that they take time to give valuable advice. I confess that I am so stressed at this point that any side effect my husband manifests throws me into a panic. Your calm advice is invaluable to me.

    Hatshepsut
  • spongebob
    spongebob Member Posts: 2,565

    Kerry and SpongeBob: Thank you for the advice. My husband is drinking water as I write this note. The people on this board are so kind in that they take time to give valuable advice. I confess that I am so stressed at this point that any side effect my husband manifests throws me into a panic. Your calm advice is invaluable to me.

    Hatshepsut

    That's what we're here for! Tell Tuthmose II (I can only assume that's your husband's CSN handle considering your's) "Bottoms Up!"... oh... no... wait... that has a somewhat different connotation to us colon people - try "Down the hatch!", yeah, there ya go.

    ;-)
  • Hatshepsut
    Hatshepsut Member Posts: 335
    spongebob said:

    That's what we're here for! Tell Tuthmose II (I can only assume that's your husband's CSN handle considering your's) "Bottoms Up!"... oh... no... wait... that has a somewhat different connotation to us colon people - try "Down the hatch!", yeah, there ya go.

    ;-)

    Spongebob: Thanks or the information and support. About the names....we're just Hat and Mo around the house.

    Hatshepsut