23-11-2018 05:12 AM
18-01-2017 01:30 PM
Hi Karen I just read your post. I don't know much about tumour markers as my trial relies on CT scans but I understand feeling scared! I read on an American website that Ibrance can take 3 or 4 months to show a result, have you heard this? I suppose the question is...are your tumour markers up since you started the trial or have they never gone down? I think I'd be asking for a scan before any treatment change. Thinking of you xx
11-01-2017 10:56 AM
Hi again Karen, yes I did get a very sore throat around day 10 of my first or second cycle, I completely lost my voice for 2 weeks and had to have antibiotics. I was never sure what caused this but I think respiratory tract infections are not unusual with Ibrance.
The good news is that these SEs tend to get better over time and I've never had another problem. I suppose I do try to avoid crowds at the end of the third week when your immunity is low and I did have a flu jab. Hope you feel better soon, if your bloods bounce back after the week off its ok to carry on xx
08-01-2017 07:39 PM
Hi Karen I'm on Ibrance, now on 9th cycle but I haven't experienced swollen hands. I can't understand your other symptom but post again and I'll try to help. My side effects have been mainly upset stomachs and cramps, hair, eyelash and eyebrow thinning, tiredness and some nausea. I'm on a trial with another drug as well so I'm not sure which cause what!
08-01-2017 06:44 PM