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Belsie
Belsie
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Has anybody experienced shortness of breath while on chemo. I usually do pretty good doing the day but when I lie down I get a small amount of shortness of breath. I have been on 8 different chemos but God is able. Thank you for your answers. Belsie.

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Gay57

Hello Belsi: I have experienced the same thing. I found it was due to anxiety with me. So I close my eyes and take deep breaths. Now I will say a few wks ago I developed shortness of breath and felt light headed and felt like I was going to faint. I also had pain in my left back area. They are treating me for a blood clot. But this is rare. So I hope things go well with you!!

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Spencer2016
Spencer2016
in reply to Gay57

Gay57, what were the symptoms specifically leading to blood clot. Been hearing more about this the last week or two and interested to hear. thanks and hope they treat your clot and you are on the mend. Best, Anne

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Gay57
Gay57
in reply to Spencer2016

My symptoms were out of breath, felt dizzy and light headed. Also had pain on left side of back.

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journal

yes, i found carbo and taxol to cause this for me. you might want to ask your doctor

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caf132

Hi Belsie- I also had shortness of breath when my hemoglobin was low. this is normal because the red blood cells carry the oxygen. It will pass after you finish chemo and heal or if they give you a blood transfusion. Stay in touch and good luck!!

Xx Carol

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Nweisberg
Nweisberg
in reply to caf132

I also had SOB when my hemoglobin was low and I had a blood transfusion and it mostly went away

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Gay57

Hi Belsie-I, too have experienced this. For me it has lasted 6 days after treatment. It does get a bit better. It is scary though. Hang in there! Sending hugs and prayers you way

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