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Often, the most helpful information regarding treatment side effects comes not from clinical brochures, but rather from other patients like you. We've collected the most helpful community resources to help you prepare for the side effects and coping tips for your chemotherapy regimen.
I took both of those drugs in preparation for a stem cell transplant. The dex increased my appetite and I gained 20 pounds (all of which I lost during the transplant). It also made me very emotional, which I had never been before, and the effect persists after three years.
I have only two side effects from the bortezomib, which I continue to take every two weeks (with no other drug)—low platelet count and fatigue.
Started BD treatment on Oct. 1. I have not had any of the “common side effects”; we do complimentary vitamins at home: to prevent neuropathy B1- 100 mg/3xweek (NOW brand), methyl-B12 – 1000mcg/per day (Jarrow brand); to prevent constipation Magnesium citrate 400mg/3xweek. Did not experience nausea or vomiting, speculate that doing BD on empty stomach prevented upset stomach. (I do BD once a week. D is over 48 hr period/ 2 half doses). Prescription Naltrexone 4.5 mg the night before chemo; melt under tongue.