I have had chemo for ovarian cancer and responded pretty well on it. My doctor wants me to take Zejula nd I'm not sure if I should be excited or really uneasy about taking something this new. I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired all the time.
It's better than chemo , and I am happy not to go into the infusion room when visiting the doctor, but after starting with one pill for 1 week, then going to 2 for 2 weeks it wasn't bad at all. Now that I'm up to 3, I'm nauseous for most of the day and it lets up in the evening. I sure hope my body adjust to this.
I was advised to limit strongly or have no alcohol. Started Zejula 3 weeks ago and major aide effect has been high blood pressure. No tiredness like on the chemo.
The only major problem I have had with this drug has been the low platelet count, and that has been pretty severe. It has caused a lot of shortness of breath and lightheadedness, so they have pulled me off the drugs for a few weeks. Has anyone found anything to bring back up to platelet counts? I’m taking a lot of vitamins and trying to increase my iron. Other suggestions?
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