sallys Posted January 15, 2008 Share Posted January 15, 2008 Right now I am scared and not sure what to do??? My last Alimta chemo treatment went very bad. Each day after I kept getting sicker and sicker, couldn’t get out of bed, my neuropathy excellerated in my feet and legs until they have been so painful. I saw my pain doc and her first words were…”my God you look awful, what happened?” I didn’t know that I looked that bad but my husband said I did. I could hardly walk, my BP was way down 60/40 and I had lost more weight, running the low temp again l00.3 to 101.2, sweats, waking up in wet pajamas every morning. Scheduled an endoscopy upper and the doc couldn’t do until he got my BP up.It was scheduled for 10 a..m. and didn’t get completed until 3 p.m. when it should have been over and done in 20 min. But the BP being so low he said I could die on the table while he was doing the scope. Because of the low BP Dr. Scott also proceded with a lower endoscopy….this all was being done because of the vomiting and nausea I was having daily. I do not have any obstruction or blockage which is great, great!!!! news. But I do have a very slow bowel moving problem which the food does not move on down and thus the full feeling all the time and the nausea (said this could be caused from the surgery over a year ago???). I am now on a medication metroproclan, which I take 30 min. before each meal. This helps considerably…at least I am not vomiting, still some nausea and fullness but in time hope this clears up completely. I do however feel the Alimta has caused 99% of my problems, weakness, tiredness (low BP), and worsened neuropathy. I fear another treatment with this drug and there just might not be any more Sally! So I plan to tell my doctor tomorrow that I don’t want another treatment with this because of my fears and hear what he has to say. Perhaps another rest from chemo is what I need as I am still not in good shape. Thus no updates on my history for all. Though I have it together I have no one to put it on line for me but I will get there when I get to feeling better. Has anyone else gone through all of this with Alimta? I know some have had good results with it and others perhaps not. It still is hard to walk but my BP is returning back to its normal high so am back on my BP medication. My mind is also very confused. I am also having to give serious thought to a port as my veins are just not cooperating anymore for blood tests or any other test that calls for the needle. It took them a good hour of jabbing and digging the last treatment. My hemoglobin is low, rbc low, white a little high. Have been given an injection last time for the low hemoglobin. All in all I feel downright sick. It is scary as to what one should do here, esp. since my cancer is growing again. I know you can’t advise me what to do but can you let me know if you have had Alimta and if anyone has ever suffered like this with it? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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