boxhill wrote:I just want to clarify that the drug under discussion, which goes by various brand names, stimulates WHITE blood cell production (hence neutrophils), not platelets.
MetastaticEquilibria wrote:Hi boxhill,boxhill wrote:I just want to clarify that the drug under discussion, which goes by various brand names, stimulates WHITE blood cell production (hence neutrophils), not platelets.
Yes, good clarification. Actually, it looks like a possible side effect of Filgrastim is reduced platelets: https://www.neupogen.com/. Yikes.
And cheers, retiredteacher.
Claudine wrote:Oh man, I'm so sorry to read all this. What an effin' disease. Good playlist though... Maybe add "I won't back down" (but not "Free Falling")!
Siti wrote:I hate this disease! So sorry about your on-going issue with platelet count.
This is not chemo/cancer related but I contracted dengue fever many years ago and I was hospitalised for 5 days because my platelet count was depleting significantly. The best local remedy was to drink papaya leaf juice. Essentially cold pressed juice of papaya leaves — it worked for me almost immediately and it worked for numerous others, all friends, relatives or colleagues.
Before writing this post, I wanted to be sure that I wasn’t recommending something from an old wives tale but I am surprised to learned that there are clinical studies that worked. I’m not certain if the mechanism of action would work for chemo related side effects but no harm investigating further!
Siti wrote:How are you extracting the juice? My mom used fresh papaya leaves, then pound them with a mortar and squeezed the juice into a small shot. I drank it raw, fresh. I don’t know if there is a difference but in the west, people take them as tea or pills.
Sending positive vibes your way!
Claudine wrote:That's fantastic news ME! Well, the decrease in CEA and improved liver functions, at least. Not so much the pain
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