Hot flushes

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Hot flushes

Postby JudiB » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:24 am

Has anyone else experienced hot flushes and night sweats during and post chemo?
I had my last session of 5fu and leucovorin at the beginning of August and overall I feel quite well with little fatigue. Just neuropathy in my feet and more hot sweats where perspiration runs down my face and neck. It's quite embarrassing and hasn't been an issue since I went through the menopause, following breast cancer treatment, many years ago!
Is this a common side effect of the chemo and if so, how long might it continue?

For everyone currently doing Folfox or 5fu, my thoughts are with you, hoping your good days are great days.... And life feels so good when it's finished abd every day is z good day!!
Love and hugs xxxxx
May 2004 Breast cancer lumpectomy followed by radiotherapy, Tamoxifen 5 years, then Femara 2 years.

Jan 2017 resection around colo-rectal junction
T2bN1 M0
March 2017 Chemo Folfox started. Oxaliplatin for 4 treatments, then just 5 FU and Leucovorin for remaining 8 treatments.
June 2017 clear scan
Last chemo August 2017
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Re: Hot flushes

Postby Brearmstrong » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:54 am

I am currently in session #11 of folfox. It has pushed me into menopause the last three months (45 years old) but I get terrible hot flashes. The steroids also can cause this which might be what is happening with you. My face and neck turn beet red during pump days.

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