Swollen tongue reaction to flush following Oxiplatin IV
Hi just wondered if anyone else has experienced this?
I started my 8th treatment which has been reduced due to this problem. All is OK while receiving the chemo but as soon as they put the flush in within a few minutes my tongue swells up and I start talking with a lisp. Can breathe ok its just my tongue.f Its happened at every treatment and it goes when I get home and have plenty of hot drinks and my house is warm. Apart from that I managing fine with the treatment and its working. I inform the HODU nurses at begining of treatment and have told my oncologist but they dont seem too concerned just advised I have hot drinks whilst receiving flush which I do but didnt manage yesterday as staff were too busy and there was no hot water on drinks trolley.
Its not just straight after treatment it a couple of weeks ago I had a CT scan fine with dye then 2 days after had MRI and she put a flush through my canula first and my tongue swelled up then but was ok after a short while I was ok with the dye.
Yesterday (busy day due to bank hol) HODU packed out and stressed busy nurses. When I mention about the flush the nurse suggested we didnt do it this time and cleared it with other nurses. By the time I received my flush the shifts had changed so when I informed the nurse about to put the flush on and reasons why the manager was called and I was told I had to have it and I said ok coz It will only last a few hours I will be fine once I get home. They checked my tongue after 10 mins and it was swollen and lumpy so they gave me hydrocortisone and piriton and it immediately went down to normal.
Has anyone else had problems like these?