adee Posted August 21, 2005 Share Posted August 21, 2005 Hi everyone! This is my first time posting, although I've been reading the board since March when I was diagnosed with Stage IIIA NSCLC. Because of breathing problems, I am not a candidate for surgery. I have gone through 7 weeks (5 days/week) of radiation and 7 Taxol/carboplastin treatments that left me with numerous side effects. The worst of these is orthostatic hypotension - that means my blood pressure drops to about 70/50 when I stand up. My oncologist and cardiologist have both said there is no cure and really no effective treatment. I think I would feel pretty good, if I could just get off the couch! Has anyone had this dreadful side effect with chemo? CAT and PT scans last month showed that the tumor had not spread - but it hadn't shrunk either - damn! I'm scheduled for another round of chemo starting next week - Taxotere this time. Wish me luck! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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