Fever with Palbociclib

Patti JPatti J Member Posts: 471
I am not sure whether I should worry about it but at the moment I have a temperature of 38.1°C. I take Palbociclib. I am very hot but I feel very cold. I am also very sleepy.
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  • Blossom1961Blossom1961 VicMember Posts: 1,086
    @Patti J once your temp hits 38 you need to act. Ring the oncology unit at the hospital and they will advise. Infections can’t be played with when you are having chemo.
  • Patti JPatti J Member Posts: 471
    Apparently I am not sick enough. How do they know?
  • Blossom1961Blossom1961 VicMember Posts: 1,086
    I went to emergency with a low temp of 34.8 and felt clammy. They told me to go in when I called first. Once there they took some blood, hooked me up to monitors and then sent me home as soon as my temp came up to 36. They were not interested in what caused it. Keep checking your temp and if it goes higher, call them again.
  • KatyJoyKatyJoy Rowville victoriaMember Posts: 174
    @Patti J, I am also taking palbociclib. This drug suppresses immunity in a similar way to chemotherapy drugs, therefore, we are at higher risk of infection than average. A temperature of 38.1 means you should see a doctor. Please let us know how you go, wishing you the very best
    Kate
  • Giovanna_BCNAGiovanna_BCNA Administrator, Staff, Member, Moderator Posts: 1,019
    Hello @PattiJ @KatyJoy is right make sure you seek medical attention.  
  • Blossom1961Blossom1961 VicMember Posts: 1,086
    How are you today @Patti J?
  • Kat09Kat09 Melbourne Member Posts: 187
    @Patti J any temp over 38 should be checked out. My onc told me to make certain I went straight to the hospital if I had a fever over 38. I hope that all's going ok xx
  • iserbrowniserbrown Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 3,488
    @Patti J
    How are you managing? Is that temperature under control?
    Take care 
  • Patti JPatti J Member Posts: 471
    I am in hospital. I have the flu.
  • Blossom1961Blossom1961 VicMember Posts: 1,086
    So what a surprise @Patti J. Imagine knowing your body better than the nurses. I hope they apologise to you. Big hugs and I hope you feel better soon
  • iserbrowniserbrown Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 3,488
    edited May 26
    @Patti J
    The wretched flu!
    Sounds lIke hospital is the best place possible 
    Take care
  • KatyJoyKatyJoy Rowville victoriaMember Posts: 174
    @Patti J, im glad your being looked after. Wishing you a speedy recovery
  • Patti JPatti J Member Posts: 471
    Thank you everyone for your well wishes. Hopefully I  will be going home today. I am hanging out for a decent cup of tea and a slice of toast.
  • Annie CAnnie C Member Posts: 543
    @Patti J
    I am pleased that you are now well enough to go home. Hospitals just don't make a "cuppa" right. After nine admissions last year for my chronic asthma and exerbations of my breathing, or lack thereof, I much prefer to be at home.

    I like my coffee to resemble Kimberley Mud not the wishy washy stewed brew in a plastic mug! 

    So enjoy your cup of tea and slice of toast. P,ease keep well

    Big Kimberley hugs
    Annie


  • Patti JPatti J Member Posts: 471
    Unfortunately I will be in hospital for another day. At least I am off the I.V. antibiotics.
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