As I am fairly isolated here in Qatar I hope you'll forgive my indulgence at asking what might be some basic questions about people's reactions to Docetaxel? I am currently in the middle of Cycle #4 (Stage 4/Gleeson 9)and, although not what I would term 'extremely severe' my current 'side effects' seem more debilitating than pervious. If anyone would care to comment on the following I'd be most grateful:
i) Is Docetaxel cumulative over time and with each session the 'side effects' get more marked? It's now at day ten and previously I was well on the way back to 'normality' at about day seven.
ii) I've developed a very dry cough and started taking Ventolin 'as-and-when'. Is this a common thing?
iii) I'm also feeling a bit 'zombified' at the moment - like a half deflated bouncy castle powered by rechargeable batteries that only manage 50% at a push. Again do others have this same feeling after ten days or could it be something else? I'm not running a temperature just really washed out and take the occasional painkiller for muscle aches.
Maybe tomorrow it will all pass and I'll be in recovery mode again; until such time any thoughts/observation would be welcomed.
With kind regards