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|11/15/2009||I was on Taxol and Herceptin for 3 months and am now on Herceptin once every three weeks to finish a year. I was hoping not to experience symptoms because I heard this was so much easier than the chemo. But it made me sleep for a day after the first 2 treatments, a day and a half after the third treatment and I'm having trouble regaining energy this time. Also muscle pains. How common are these side effects and is there anything that can be done to help. I can't begin to tell you how valuable this site is for me. You've been so helpful along my breast cancer journey...my prayer for you Lillie!|
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|11/16/2009||Your side effects are not that uncommon, but usually not to that degree. I would discuss this with your oncologist to make sure it's not some other medication that you are on that potentially is causing this and/or discuss using additional medication to curb these side effects like a sleep aid for the first few days after your infusion. Best regards!|
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