chemo fog?

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chemo fog?

by mrsgoose on Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:17 PM

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My husband is in round two of chemo, the first round was a lower dosage due to having radiation concurrently, Now it is just chemo, Carbo and Taxol after the 4 cycle, which was yesterday he was in a fog like manner, he answered questions with answers unrelated to the question, his memory was real bad, he seemed worse than drunk, visually and how he walked and talked. He even fell down twice. We were told the day before chemo his white blood count dropped to 1.3 but they said it was still save to do the chemo, but they were going to watch it carefully. The next day he was back to normal, but did not remember the day before at all, he insisted things that happened two days prior happened 1 day prior. I wanted to take him to ER or call the Doc but he insisted he was fine. i dont think I will listen to him if there is a next time, and monday when we go in for more blood work I will tell the doc, anyone else have a similar experience/.

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by Jlqueen on Thu Dec 06, 2012 04:54 AM

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Hi, My husband finished his second round of chemo and was starting his first two weeks on. Herceptin only. He started to experience running into walls, slurred speech and he could not write. We thought it was the Herceptin bult was not. At five months into his treatment he was having a difficult time too. We was so light headed, could not raised his head off the pillow. We thought it was the Herceptin again. Turned out it was internal bleeding and he spent three days in the hospital and needed six pints of blood. I have learned that if you think that something is not right call your doctor. My husband always says he is fine but when he had internal bleeding I had to end up calling an ambulance. I believe this if I feel thinks are not right the doctor needs to know. Blessings! Jana

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by mrsgoose on Thu Dec 06, 2012 03:54 PM

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thanks Jana, hoping for the best for your husband

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by outthere on Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:24 PM

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Husband has had "chemo fog" same as you describe.I knew to expect it so was not too concerned.It passed, then he had heightened sense of smell. Could smell food like for instance a cucumber from 20 feet away.That also passed. I now think his hearing is diminished although he says I speak too softly! The Tv is up a few decibles. I hope this too will pass. Got the tingling in his hands , Neuropothy. Sensitive to cold. Chemo is nasty stuff.

Always talk to the docs about side effects and read the literature that comes with the chemo drug.

Stay strong you will both get through it.

Jane

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