I was on Avastin for 18 months.
On July 29 I had severe diahreah and could not control it at all.
I thought I have a virus and so did my doctor.
The next day I was rushed to the emergency room I was almost unconscious .
I was imediately taken into surgery.
My bowel was perforated and I nearly died. If you have any kind of bowl issues such as diverticulitis or
IBS do not take Avastin.
This drug also caused terrible pains in my joints. I thought my rotator cuff was damaged and that I need knee replacement. After I stopped Avastin my aches and pains are all gone.
Now I have a wound that is healing and a colostomy bag. As soon as I heal I will have anither operation to reverse the colostomy.
I have not seen my oncologist since July so I have no idea about my stage 3 ovarian cancer.
I should see him again in Dec.
I live in America and I have the finest health care but Avastin nearly killed me!