Wonder if anyone else has had to use it before ?
Initially, I was a little nervous about giving myself the needles but after being shown once, it really was very easy. I would grab a part of my abdomen and inject - once/day for 5 days. I did this routine after every chemotherapy treatment ( which was once every 3 weeks). The key was to move around the injection site - i think they recommended it could be in your thigh or abdomen. Surprisingly it really didn't hurt - key is to do it slowly. I also was fortunate to not have any significant side effects from it other than it seemed to improve my immune system.
Let us know how it goes! kim
I do self-injections of Mistletoe, about 4x per week.....belly/abdomen area.....I received lesson from Naturopath Dr.....with clean hands get your needle ready, fill it from vile (?).....alcohol wipe area first...I would pinch my belly, and could NOT feel the needle at all.
I was taught 45 degree angle, to belly area.....and slowly push the needle/handle, in.
I thought I would faint at the site of a needle, as in my old days.....**but** you do, what you must....and it was OK!
Look at it, as a bit of "control" of your treatment.....you do this shot.....one less trip to medical facility....
Wishing you the best....
Hope you are well.
All the best! Kim
I will be starting my first chemo treatment for Pancreatic Cancer and wonder if anyone has used Mistletoe for this? Also how did your oncologist feel about Mistletoe?
Please make sure your medical team/Oncologist knows, that you do/wish Mistletoe. I thought it also "helps" with side effects of chemo.
Wishing you the best.....Whitelilies
I self inject gastrofil for 10 days post chemo, rotating the sites around abdomen and thigh. Have some bruising. Some people have bone pain, but, I take Claritin as was advised by my oncologist and have some ,but, very little bone pain. My neutrophils still borderline, so without those injections doubt I would get my chemo.
Have one round, 6th round of Carboplatin and Alimta left, on July 29th. Then, its maintenance of Alimta only as long as I remain stable. Hoping I won't need the needles when I start maintenance. I have Stage 4 Lung Cancer diagnosed 3 and half years ago.