Hope Posted June 22, 2003 Share Posted June 22, 2003 Hi everyone- my mom began her first dose (of her second round- went through this last year) of carboplatin on Wednesday morning and became very ill. By that night I had her at the ER with SEVERE nausea and terrible migraine. She was admitted, and from Wednesday night until l:30am this morning (Saturday) was begging for relief from her headache, vomiting, restless, trying to climb out of the hospital bed and delirious. Finally at l:30 she began to rest and "woke up". She only remembers being very sick and having a horrible headache. I think she was in a cycle of getting sick from the atavan, zofran and other medications that were being used to try to curtail the headache and the nausea. One made her headache better, but upset her stomach and viceversa. The morphine and dexamorph-something she was on probably made her so out of it. The onc said he doesn't know why she had such a horrible reaction to the carboplatin because she did 6 tx of that along with taxe-something last year. We were very surprised and were even afraid she wouldn't recover. But she is back to herself now, just weak. He also mentioned that the chest lesions on the cat scan could possibly be non-small cell. They can't do a biopsy because of the location, close to the aorta. The doctor had hoped to use carboplatin and the taxe-? again since she had l3 months of complete response using it last time, but won't be using it now. He mentioned using V-l6? or something like that, but will talk with her about it when she goes for her counts on Thursday. He said to still expect to botom out even though they didn't finish the regimen, and they will resume some type of chemo when she recovers in 21 days or so. Have you heard of this happening to anyone? Has anyone checked out this site? cureamerica.net/needhelp.htm My dh works with a woman who's fiance had testicular ca and took these supplements (mostly coral calcium, vit d, coq10, cesium, applying dmso) and was totally healed. We are thinking of ordering this for my mom. It's about $700 Thanks, Hope Mom, 67, dx limited sclc 0l/02 no pci recurrance chest 06/03 resuming chemo Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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