I'm writing for some advice regarding the early side effects of docetaxel. Mt partner started docetaxel on Monday (having 6 sessions, once every 3 weeks finishing 30 December!) He is having this as a precaution as only mets were in lymph nodes near prostate and that was taken out but as Gleeson 8 they thought lets do the docetaxel also as young and very fit.
Anyway, he just finished Radio 7 weeks ago and is on ADT with ALL those hot flushes - he now understands my menopause. So, he thought he wouldn't get many side effects until maybe the 2nd or 3rd dose. He is in significant pain all over his body - not just the joints, but the muscles also. He has trouble walking to the toilet in the early hours this morning (we are in Australia so different time zone) as his legs were very painful.
Has anyone experienced this so early in their treatment and if so, what did you do to help the pain. He has taken some paracetamol but can't handle hot packs as is hot and sweating from the ADL treatment already.
I'm worried he will pull the plug if the pain is so bad so soon.
Many thanks for your replies.