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This topic contains 4 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  Lorraine Kozlowski 3 days, 6 hours ago.

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  • #44623

    Aureta Rupert
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    Will be starting first treatments of Vidaza. Would like input on what to expect. Have low MDS effecting red blood cells only. Was diagnosed 7 months ago.

    #44624

    Paul Dyer
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    If you get sick/feel ill, ask for zofran. It is a common anti nausea med. Otherwise vidaza is pretty well tolerated. How often will you be treated?

    #44626

    emily59
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    I agree with Paul but I’d add talking to your doc about taking the zolfran ahead of time. I had one dose of vidaza w/o nausea meds and got VERY sick. They ended up giving me anti-nausea meds via IV.

    You can get zolfran in a form that goes under your tongue and works really fast. I took it 30 min. before treatment and all the rest on the cycles went ok. I usually felt exhausted during treatment week and for 2 days following vidaz, then ok for the rest of the month.

    During that week I would take day 1 off from work, then work the rest of the week. Thank heavens for zolfran.

    #44659

    Aureta Rupert
    Participant

    I believe I will get 1 shot daily of Vidaza for 5 days once a month. I am still receiving Aranesp once a week but so far seems to have stopped working. Thanks for tips to help with the Vidaza.

    #44662

    Lorraine Kozlowski
    Participant

    Why the need for chemo?

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