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Re: [MOL] chemo "sleepiness"



I remember when I was having chemo ( 5fu and leucovorin) I was always sleeping.
Gail
-----Original Message-----
From: William White <wleewhite@email.msn.com>
To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Date: Wednesday, September 23, 1998 8:50 AM
Subject: Re: [MOL] chemo "sleepiness"


>Dear Sylvia,
>I have gained some experience in this area of fatigue related to chemo, as I
>am sure other Molers have.  I can't recall what Lisabeth's cancer is related
>to and without knowledge of the protocol which is being administered, it
>would be presumptuous for this layperson to conclude anything.  It has been
>my experience with my mother's aggressive regimen that she tired very easily
>and sleeps much of the day.  The onc relates this condition to here chemo
>and was not surprised to hear her (and us) question the situation.  He said
>that the more aggressive the therapy the more likely fatigue will result.
>I would be interested to hear what the doctor says tomorrow.
>My prayers are with you
>Bill W
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Sylvia Boehme <sboehme@hondo.k12.tx.us>
>To: mol <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
>Date: Wednesday, September 23, 1998 7:17 AM
>Subject: [MOL] chemo "sleepiness"
>
>
>>Dear all,
>>    I need some help, Lizabeth is sleeping 20-21 hours a day.  She has
>>lost almost 50 pounds and is disoriented and very shaky.  The doctors
>>keep telling us it is just a reaction to the chemo, but the longer I am
>>on this line, the more I see people who are on chemo who are not having
>>this severe a reaction.   If anyone has had this type reaction, please
>>let me know.
>>
>>I will find out tomorrow exactly what meds she is on and what dosages.
>>Love, sylvia-Lizabeth's friend
>>
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