I've unfortunately been admitted twice since starting my ABVD treatment due to potential infection risk - luckily tests showed negative for infection but none the less I was pumped with antibiotics as my neutrophils were 0.7.
I'm now down to 0.5 - expected levels for lymphoma therapy- but have been put on filgrastim as a precaution.
I have to say the side effects aren't pleasant, all my bones ache like mad and I'm not allowed pain killers incase they mask a fever.
Anyone had experiences of this or similar drugs used to stimulate neutrophils growth?
Anything alternative work for the pain?
I've got a nasty feeling I'm going to be on them every other week until my chemo ends - February next year all being well! That's a long time!
Wishing you all well