bcbcbc Posted September 30, 2005 Share Posted September 30, 2005 HI to all-- I just updated my profile to current status. So if you're interested you can check it out. After 5 cycles of Gemzar/carboplatin and some radiation I had my first Alimta treatment at end of June. I had a seemingly unrelated infection shortly after that so further Alimta was on hold until recently (Sep 13) when I received the 2nd cycle. Four days later I was knocked out with nausea, weakness, extreme SOB. Admitted to hospital with pneumonia on 9/21. Released on 9/28 after 7 days of IV antibiotics. Still weak. Still very SOB. I don't understand the extreme SOB. My counts are normal. My blood oxygen is near normal--93%. There has been no significant change in the pleural effusion. The pneumonia seems to be mostly gone. Has anyone else experienced otherwise inexplicable extreme SOB as a side effect of Alimta? It's beginning to look like Alimta is not for me. Would appreciate any informed feedback. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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