Hi. I started FCR in March completing 5 rounds with minimal problems apart from a little sickness and this was eased when they started giving me IV infusions. At round four my platelets and neutrophils dropped dramatically and due to this treatment was stopped at round five. Since then I have had a very bad cold/cough which persisted for over a month and struggled even with the strongest anti biotics.
I have had a blood transfusion and am having filgrastim injections daily which I administer myself - along with 2/3 visits a week to hospital.
My platelet count remains low although is slowly improving and it is now 38. My neutrophils went up to 6.1 and injections were stopped but after 3 days went back to 1.6.
Am feeling quite down at present which is just not me . Had hoped to be feeling so much better post treatment but right now I feel far worse than before treatment started. So sorry for my negativity. I just need reassurance and encouragement that this is not unusual and there is light st the end of the tunnel.