My mother was diagnosed with BC (triple negative stage III) in late September. After a double mastectomy in October she started chemo in November. The first chemo combo was a fail. Cancer became resistant. The beginning of January she started another chemo regimen, Ixempra and Xoleda. Ixempra is every three weeks and Xoleda is daily M-F 1500mg in the am and 1000mg in the pm. Weekends are her off days. Starting last week (being her third week on xoleda) she started experiencing headaches that have gradually gotten worse. The headaches last 5-10 mins becoming so severe at times that she vomits. Then she feels much better until the next episode which is usually in 30-60 mins. A ct scan was done and it came back clear. Her onc believes they are tension headaches, so he prescribed a muscle relaxer. They worked last week but do not seem to be working anymore. I was wondering if anyone else might be experiencing this as well? Any suggestions on how to deal with the headaches? P.S. Advil does help in relieving these headaches.
Thank you in advance,