Aug 21, 2013 - 5:12 pm
I think either the neulasta or chemo (EPOCH R) effects have kicked in My mom has been in pretty bad shape for the past two days. she was on Vicodin, but the doc said that could cover a fever. So he prescribed oxycodin 5mg. Even with the Vicodin only once a day the doc made a comment of "don't overload on meds" which I didn't like. Poor thing tries to tolerate as much as she can. For the past two days when the meds wear off her pain level goes to a 10. With meds she says it goes to as low as 2, but often a 4. Her upper shoulders, back, swollen feeling throat and abdominal lining (where PET showed lymphoma activity) are the worst. It does seem like bad flu pains and more. I have given her claritin and pepcid AC as you guys suggested here. So I don't know if it's the neulasta or other side effects. It's very tough.