Diary of noticed effects of Nivolumab treatment, when given once every 4 weeks. Each treatment takes most of a day with blood tests, followed by doctor check, followed by pharmacy preparing the drug, followed by a little over an hour of infusion time. The side-effects are of course different for everyone
1st treatment – September
First two weeks – low-level tiredness. Maybe a 2/5 where 1 is normal tiredness and 5 is almost asleep. Improving slightly after two weeks.
2nd treatment – October
First 10 days – more tiredness, bad at times but didn’t stop me going to work. 3/5 on the tiredness scale.
After two weeks – minor stomach upset, continuing until right up to 3rd treatment.