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  • Anyone ever or is having the same problem post chemo?

    I'm just over 3 months out of 3x BEP and my body is still recovering and one of the probably most annoying side effects is probably my vision seems to be a little blurry at times. Is anyone having the same problem or have had this happen after chemo?

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    Signature won't save but here is everything so far.

    3/2017 - Noticd testicle was hardening did nothing for two months thinking it was nothing
    5/5/2017 - went to Doc.. Ultrasound confirmed cancer likely
    5/8/2017 - Right I/O stage 2a 50% teratoma 40% yolk sac 10% EC one enlarged nod at 1.4 cm hcg and afp were rising after surgery
    6/5/2017- 8/1/2017 BEP x3
    8/22/17 - node decreases under 1 cm .... Survelience
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    • #3
      Havenít ever heard that as a side effect before, I wonder if it could just be eyes acting up and unrelated to TC.
      3/29/17 Diagnosed 100% Embryonal 4/10/17 Left I/O CT scan shows a few suspicious lymph (biggest 1.9 cm) 5/8/17 - 7/3/17 3xBEP 7/20/17 CT Scan Clear, AFP has uptick to 19 8/16/17 AFP Drops in half to 10, ALL CLEAR! 11/16/17 All Clear! AFP continues to drop!

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      • #4
        I'm at week 5 of bepx3, my vision occasionally goes a little blurry. The worst was when I went to the gym on day 4 of the first week, my vision went blurry for 4 days. It started at the gym so I assume it was from the heavy lifting.

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        • #5
          It stated about midway through chemo. I do think it's getting better slowly. Good luck the rest of your treatments!

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          • #6
            My husband had that happen while on BEP, stopped once he was finished. He is now on VeIP and it's happening again. Doesn't seem to be a major problem, just a bit blurry on occasion.

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            • #7
              How old are you ?

              I had my chemo at age 39. I ended up needing glasses at 41. In my case it was more likely age related vs. a chemo induced side effect.

              I suppose there could be some occular neuropathy....I am never surprised at the amount of damage these drugs can do.

              Best thing to do is get an eye exam anyways.

              - Matt
              March 4th 2014: [AFP = 2.5; bHCG = 6; LDH = 618]
              March 13th: Left IO 100% Classic Seminoma
              6.3 x 5.1 x 3.8 cm, no invasion of anything
              LDH never fully normalized
              Stage: IS
              Watchful Waiting
              May 1st: promoted to Stage IIB with two PET active tumors in the para-aortic lymph nodes 2.5 & 2.4 cm
              May 12th: started 3xBEP
              Neupogen during Cycle 2 and 3
              July 8th: Last Bleo shot of Cycle 3 -- chemo completed !
              August 4th: Post Chemo CT/PET scan
              September 4th: Port removed
              July 8th 2017: 3 YEARS ALL CLEAR !

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              • #8
                Originally posted by JeskiM69 View Post
                How old are you ?

                I had my chemo at age 39. I ended up needing glasses at 41. In my case it was more likely age related vs. a chemo induced side effect.

                I suppose there could be some occular neuropathy....I am never surprised at the amount of damage these drugs can do.

                Best thing to do is get an eye exam anyways.

                - Matt
                I'm 23. It's not too bad. Its just a huge difference from the perfect vision I had before. I'm gonna give it a little more time before I go to the eye doctor.

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                • #9
                  I don't think I'd wait. A trip to the eye doc won't change anything, but will quantify any loss of vision for future reference.I've needed vision correction since I was 10. It can be impossible to tell when your vision deteriorates a little at a time & you learn to compensate. Seems to me it is better to know where you are at, even if no action is taken right away. JMHO

                  Dave
                  Jan, 1975: Right I/O, followed by RPLND
                  Dec, 2009: Left I/O, followed by 3xBEP

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