Reply To: Symptoms common?

January 17, 2017 at 5:09 pm

In a PubMed article I found this: “RESULTS:

We identified 9892 infusions given to 174 patients. Headaches were the most common adverse effects; they were observed during 886 (8.9%) infusions and involved 123 (70.6%) patients. The incidence of other minor adverse effects, including fatigue, nausea, vomiting, chills, urticaria, swollen glands, hoarseness, thoracic discomfort, and palpitations, was 0.57-3.4% per infusion and 0.04-1.3% per patient. Hoarseness of voice and swelling of cervical lymph nodes have not been previously reported. Acute renal failure occurred in one patient and was the only major adverse effect observed. None of the patients required hospitalization, and there were no deaths.”

I agree with slowing the infusion rate. You might also consider asking the doctor about taking a NSAID (pain pill). Also, consider pre-loading liquids by drinking extra water the day before and the day of infusion.