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Hi, I'm Mary T.
I am only one month in to multiple Myeloma, I get 2 Velcade Shots A week, take 40 mg Dex (steroid) on Monday’s and just added Revlimid 5 mg starting in my second cycle today. I had the worst constipation (like nothing for 4 days). I ate prunes, drank prune juice, took Ducolax. Finally I ate a Sizeable piece of dark chocolate with chili peppers and had success. Once that ordeal was over it …   Read more…

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