Yesterday was my first round (of 4) of Paclitaxel. Apart from a very low heart rate for a while I didn’t show any signs of allergy which was a relief, but I have been taken by surprise by the fatigue. my fatigue levels were at ‘5’ going into this round, the high energy, never sit down, busy person has long gone, I haven’t had the energy to exercise for a few weeks, am not up to snowshoeing hikes any more, I drag myself out for dog walks (or she drags me), and it’s a real effort to do housework, cook, shop etc. And now I feel like I’ve been hit by a bus. I was totally wiped out yesterday, which I put down to the antihistamine. I found myself constantly falling asleep today - took myself off for a short nap, slept through my alarm for a solid 2.5 hours, and still feel like I could sleep forever. I’m hoping I’m not going to be like this for the next 2 weeks before my next cycle as I would like to have some ‘normal’ life! I’m rating my fatigue at ‘7’ today, and I’m anticipating other side effects like joint pain and numbness in fingers and toes -oh the joys!