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I asked to stop taking the Neulasta halfway through my infusions because the side effects were excruciating but now I'm worried about my white blood cell count's are just some of you choose not to have Neulasta

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stage_3c Patient 11 months
  • anonymous Profile
    Stage 2B Patient
    I also asked to stop, but my Oncologist told me that he could get rid of the cancer, but an infection could kill me. I forged ahead and took extra pain meds and got through it. It wasn't easy. Good Luck to you. BTW, Claritin did not help me at all.
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  • Betti A Profile
    Survivor since 2013
    My Oncologist's protocol was to have a Neulasta shot the day after every infusion and I had no issues with it. I was told if I had any bone pain after it to use Claritin but never needed it.
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  • Jody F. Profile
    stage_3a Patient
    I had to get the generic nuelasta because my insurance wouldn't cover real stuff! I had to get An injection way more often than if I got nuelasta. It was bad!!! The pain was horrendous. Claritin did not help me either. I never thought to even ask to not get it. Guess I assumed I needed it. Hang in there !!
    11 months Comment Flag
  • Jennifer A Profile
    Aprendendo sobre o câncer de mama
    I took the Claritin and Aleve both and it worked great!
    11 months Comment Flag
  • Maureen french Profile
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    The trick for me is to take Claritin the day BEFORE chemo, then the day of and for 5 days after that. The one time I forgot to do it this way and I was in pain but when I did it this way it didn't hurt.
    11 months Comment Flag

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