I had been on neupogen shots every other day besides infusion days for 8 months with marginal results. I was getting very tired of the frequent 45 minute trips to the hospital interrupting my work day. I convinced my doctor to let me try neulasta though he was worried it was too strong for what I needed. I was worried about bone pain but decided that would be tolerable if it gave me more time. My oncologist's nurse suggested I take Claritin on the day before and the day of injection to help prevent bone pain and so far I have not had any bone pain. I don't know if it's due to the Claritin but it's not hurting anything. Has anyone else tried this?
Female age 39- ,2 teens.
Colon Cancer - DX March 2013
Age 34 at DX - Stage III B
Resection surgery -May 2013
FOLFOX - June, 2013 to Sept, 2013
5FU plus leukavorin Sept, 2013 to Dec, 2013
METs liver and lungs discovered Sept, 2015
KRAS - MSS
FOLFIRI plus Avastin - Sept, 2015 - July 2017
Durvalumab and Cediranib Sept 2017 Dec 17
FOLFOX with desensitization protocol - current