I am having such terrible hot flashes lately. I have had them all thru menopause but way past that now so do not think it's that. They seem to happen I do notice when feeling a bit of anxiety, but not always. Also extreme fatigue, not tired which seems strange, as the days I take the Dex I wind up with insomnia and for at least 3 days can't sleep then by end of week I can't get out of bed, but when I do I don't know how to sit and relax I wind up keep getting up to do things, which makes the… read more
I am on Daralex and dexamethasone for maintenance therapy. I ask my doctor about getting the Covid 19 vaccine and was told it may not be as effective because of the maintenance therapy. They did not say I could not get the vaccine, but I should check to see what the CDC guidelines were.
As a retired physician, I hypothesize that a cause for multiple myeloma is long term exposure to your immune system by a never changing bacteria or virus. The most likely source for such a bacteria or virus is a root canal or shingles. Bacteria can multiply and divide without exposure to plasma cells in the tubules of a dead tooth. Shingles virus hides in the spine. The never changing bacteria from the dead tooth then leaks into the gum where plasma cells are constantly stimulated to create a… read more
Almost daily, I have a feeling of tightness around my lower ribs, like someone has a band Around them and keeps tightening it. The area also feels numb. Has anyone elseexperienced this?
Hello so I would to hear from any one that had the harvest but waited like a year to have the SCT. I'm wondering how you felt
My thoughts are I felt so tired after I had the harvest I couldn't even imagine how I would have been able to go thought this. And I have heard many say they were sick, tired and it took alot out of them. I'm wondering if someone waited like a year was there body better able to handle it and maybe not have so many side effects
Would love to hear from anyone that did… read more
Husband's most recent cytology report from his bone marrow biopsy said "Normal Male Karyotype, no clonal abnormalities detected." A FISH analysis was not done on this biopsy, probably because there were no abnormalities, but the original Fish analysis on the biopsy done at diagnosis, showed multiple chromosome deletions and alterations, leading to a "high risk" prognosis. This is also puzzling, since we were told that "high risk" suggests that the usual therapies do not work and multiple… read more
I’ve been on Revlimid for approximately 4 years with very good results thus far. I was diagnosed with MM 5 years ago and have NOT had a stem cell transplant. I’m just curious if other have also been on Revlimid without a transplant? If so, how long has it been. For those who were on Revlimid, and eventually needed a transplant, how long was the Revlimid effective? It’s my understanding at some point the drug will lose it’s effectiveness, and I will need to explore other available options… read more
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