Just writing as I'd previously posted asking about people's side effects from this. I start my second cycle on Monday.
I'm delighted to say that so far, the side effects have been minimal. The worse thing was constipation, which the nurse told me was more likely the effects of one of the anti-sickness pills, which was why they only give you one on the day, and one to take the day after!
I've also had indigestion and heartburn, but only for a few days.
I've had minimal nausea which tablets have controlled. I've also felt a bit tired and lethargic for a couple of days after each treatment. I had a tapering dose of steroids for 3 days after the first treatment and I was bounding about like Rambo on speed, but crashed shortly after this!
My hair has started to fall out with a vengeance over the last couple of days. It doesn't look noticeably thinner but is frizzing up a bit (I have very thick hair, first time I've been grateful for it). As others have said, I'm taking this as a sign that the chemo is doing something.
Thanks to everyone who replied on my previous thread. Stay strong everyone.