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Lou Lou Bird posted an update 55 minutes ago

Stitches out not exactly night and day. Red, kind of weird nostril size difference. And, I’m a bit creeped out by anything that looks unusual on my skin now.

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April Pulliam commented on the post, Efudex: Nothing Normal About It 21 hours, 56 minutes ago

@riley0003…It sounds like you had some of the worst side effects. I’m so sorry. I’ve seen a handful of patients who just can’t use it due to severe or allergic reactions. I hope your surgeries are few and far between. Sending you positive thoughts. April, Skincancer.net, Moderator

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April Pulliam commented on the post, Efudex: Nothing Normal About It 22 hours ago

@paulaj…I’m sorry you’re headed for more rounds with Efudex. It’s definitely a mixed bag, and it can hold something new each time you treat. Hopefully you’re getting great results from each round and will have fewer treatments down the road! Hang in there. We are here for you! April, SkinCancer.net, Moderator

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riley0003 commented on the post, Efudex: Nothing Normal About It 1 day, 8 hours ago

Efudex is the most horrible stuff and I will never use it again. My face was cracking and bleeding just from splashing water on it! My pillowcases needed to be thrown out after treatment. The pain, swelling, and my appearance all caused me to suffer terribly. I would rather have a scar from excision than go through use of Efudex ever again.

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paulaj commented on the post, Efudex: Nothing Normal About It 1 day, 11 hours ago

I’ve just finished my first week long treatment with Efudex. I had a metallic taste after the first application but haven’t since then. I’ve had headaches, nausea, fatigue, stinging, itching, tightness, dryness. These things I expected. I’ve also had puffiness and weight gain,mood swings, tingling and numbness in my arms and hands and I haven’t…

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NinaHU commented a story 1 day, 11 hours ago

Thank you for being willing to share what you and your family went through, @hollywood59. It sounds very similar to the attitude that @hawkfan01 describes from their mom. I can understand regretting the treatments, but I’m so glad that he eventually was able to spend the last few months in comfort with all of you. I think him being able to make…

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Nina M replied to the topic Dangerous Delay? in the forum Non-melanoma 1 day, 11 hours ago

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts here, @Gammy5! It’s hard to say as none of us are medical professionals, but we all have a certain comfort level with how long we’re willing to wait. I hope @JustBob doesn’t mind me sharing that on his Q&A he responded that there had been a cancellation, so he’s getting in earlier (link to Q&A here:…

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hollywood59 commented a story 2 days, 6 hours ago

I get it. Last year my father went through 2 extensive Mohs surgery on his scalp. At 84 it was extremely painful and very slow to heal. Halfway through his 40 radiation treatments he ended up in the hospital with an infection and found out the squamous cell invaded the bone and part of the brain. This was in August and he died in October. The last…

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sheilah shared a new story 2 days, 11 hours ago

Hi, I have been dealing with this form of skin cancer for about 8 years now. I just finished 15 radiation treatments on my left ankle and right shin bone. The treatments went well, but the pain now from my ankle […]

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April Pulliam commented on the post, Tips for Efudex Users 2 days, 23 hours ago

@robpic26…I am so glad you found that peppermint works for you. I have heard that ginger can also bring relief for nausea. At Day 18, you are hitting those hard days mid-treatment. Hot and humid weather is the worst kind to experience during treatment; I don’t blame you for carrying a cold, wet cloth. Sometimes that is the only relief there is…