03-04-2018 01:45 PM
As has already been said you do not need steroids with this chemo. You will probably be offered them by the chemo nurses at your hospital but you do not need to have them as the side effects are not as extreme as a lot of other chemos, when you do need them, it will be up to you I should think. I also found I did not need anti sickness tablets (and I'm the worst nausea sufferer!) so it is a matter of choice. Some ladies might have steroids but for me I really didn't need the added SEs that steroids give you, in this case 2 weeks out of three.
The infusion is very quick, about 5 mins, but my team built up to that and gave it to me a bit slower for the first couple of cycles and then just let it free drain (it comes in an IV bag so goes into a vein/cannula/port). The time you spend in hospital is down to the saline before and after and in my case the waiting around for the nurses to be free as at times it was quite a busy ward. However they are all so lovely and dealing with all patients so I didn't mind, just brought enough reading things to keep me occupied.
03-04-2018 10:38 AM
Hi Phoebe, No you don’t take steroids before the infusion. I have a steroid anti sicknesses infusion before the Eribulin, which takes a couple of minutes, then saline is used and the Eribulin is syringed into the line. After a few more minutes of saline,I’m all finished.
Hope this helps. I have my next day 1 on 13th April.
Good luck, you will be fine.
31-03-2018 02:20 PM
Hi again Phoebe,
Eribulin is one of the quicker chemos to have. It normally takes about 40 mins. You have it on day 1 and day 8, then a 2 week break. I manage to go and do things and do all my shopping, housework etc , with my husband. When you feel tired just rest, then usually I can carry on! I get peripheral neuropathy, numb fingers and toes, but it’s not bad.
Look forward to speaking again on this thread,
Good luck for the 10 th.
31-03-2018 10:43 AM
Hi Clarrise and all the other 'eribulin' ladies
I hope you are all still doing well on Eribulin?
I have had taxel and capecitebene, which has now stopped working. I am hoping to start eribulin on 10th April, if all my blood tests are ok
28-03-2018 12:02 AM
has any body done chemo caps while on Halavan ?My daughter has just started and is using them , just wanted any feedback good or bad
24-03-2018 09:47 PM
Well, when I was on halaven(Eribulin) it really did wonders for me.....I had 16 months of it working. So it’s a good drug and very few side effects....10 minutes for infusion too.
best of luck to you daughter with itxx
24-03-2018 08:20 PM
23-03-2018 10:27 PM - edited 23-03-2018 10:30 PM
Teri, what is a Y90?please
Have just just looked it up...as my liver mets are tiny widespread seeds...it would be a bit impossible to use y90
23-03-2018 07:46 PM
22-03-2018 10:57 PM
I have hormonal bc. I have mets in my spine, pelvis and right shoulder, my lungs and did have a 4 cm tumour in my liver which shrank and no longer shows on ct scans. There are only a few more chemos I can try when this stops working so Eribulin has got to keep working. It’s positive thinking!
Hope your daughter is ok with her first cycle.
22-03-2018 09:42 PM
22-03-2018 09:38 PM
22-03-2018 12:16 PM
Hello, sorry I’ve not posted for a while...those of you who have recently joined..welcomexx this chemo is a real joy and so much nicer than many....just ten minutes in the chair and minimal side effects...so I. Hope. you have a easy ride on itxxx
21-03-2018 11:43 AM
Hi Teri and Helen 44,
I have just been to see oncologist to get results of CT scan. Bones are still healing and nothing showing on liver. I’ve been on Eribulin for 9 months and starting cycle 13 on Friday. I hope results are as good at next scan.
Sorry it’s stopped working for you Helen, I only managed 2 cycles of Docataxel and that was enough. Hope they find something else for you. I know there aren’t many options left for me after this.
Teri this is the best chemo I have had. My hair thinned at first but now have a good head of hair, Get a lot of fatigue but no sickness. Good luck to your daughter.
21-03-2018 11:33 AM
20-03-2018 10:34 PM
HI , so herd your thought Erublin was not to bad ,, do you still feel that way? MY daughter starts tomorrow and very scared to do chemo again , any positive words..
20-03-2018 10:32 PM
Hi , my daughter is starting Halavan tomorrow, hrs will last 10 miutes so they say , so side effects are not to bad?? She has read good and bad stuff on the internet but hopefully most of you had found it easier than other .