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I just failed Ippy. Now my oncologist wants to start Keytruda 1/16/15. Those of you who have been on Keytruda for awhile - does it carry the same restrictions as Ippy (no caffeine, chocolate, etc)? I don' see it in any of the literature. ## Hello, Texas Turtle! How are you? I'm sorry that the Ippy didn't work for you. I'm not seeing anything listed regarding such restrictions with the Keytruda, but your oncologist might want you to stay away from them for other reasons, sometimes it's just due to how harsh they can be on the stomach, which could compound the problems the medication may cause. Typical side effects of Keytruda, as listed by the FDA may include nausea, itching, feeling tired, decreased appetite and joint pain. Is there anything else I can help with? ## ...

Thyroid cancer and KEYTRUDA

I have stage 4 thyroid cancer which has metastasized to my lungs. Although it is slow growing, the cancer will kill me. I found a clinical trial at UCSF that would take a variety of different cancer types. After 9 infusions, the keytruda is beginning to work. Other than fatigue I don't feel sick. I am hoping for stable disease or a cure. ## Hello, Cheryl! How are you doing? I'm sorry about your diagnosis, but very glad that this mediation is helping you. Life is so very precious and beautiful, so I wish you the best. Are you still doing well? Any new side effects? Typical side effects include itching, rash, feeling tired, joint pain and cough. ## Just fatigue. ## That is very normal for this medication and fortunate that you've not encountered any others. How are you feeling...


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