I have had 5 rounds of chemo now, and after 3 of them I have developed horrible fever and chills. I woke up yesterday shaking so bad I couldn't get up for tylenol for over an hour. It took me 45 min. just to grab the thermometer next to the bed. 102.1 was the temp, and I went to and was sent home by the ER to treat it with Tylenol and fluids. The first 2 times I had swelling, pain, and difficulty walking. This time no indications except lower back pain from working in the yard.It has now been 30 hours...still a head ache, and still the fever trying hard to take hold after every Tylenol dose..about 41/2 hours after. I just set my alarm to get up for more Tylenol
I have been to the ER 3 times for this, and stayed 2 1/2 days one of those times. My doctor has me on Levoquin and no one can determine cause or treatment. This is by far the worst part of my sarcoma story. I really thought this time I was goin to cook inside out. they wanted 6 cycles but 5 is my limit.
Does anyone have any advice at all? or experienced similiar fever with the Ifos/Dox chemo. This time took me totally by surprise...it was day 16 and I had been feeling relatively good.
PS....maybe a delayed side effect of nuelasta or the neupogen?