I received my first Opdivo infusion on Thursday, and within 30 seconds of the drip starting I became hot and flushed . . my chest tightened and I felt like I was getting SOB. They immediately stopped the drip and hit me with some Benadryl. I got super upset and started to cry, thinking I wasn't going to be able to get the treatment but the wonderful staff assured me to not worry. They began the drip again a little while later, but this time I was on a hourly drip as opposed to the half hour. I felt super tired the next day but am alright today.
Have any of you ever had this happen?
What caused it?
Will this get worse?
Does this mean that Opdivo won't work for me?
Maybe I'm just super sensitive? I get a weird feeling and can taste it every time they do a saline flush, so maybe it's just me? Thank you all in advance for your insight and experiences. :)