I had 3 cycles A/C and then 3 cycles FEC .... Epirubicin has less toxic side effects than Adria. All 6 cycles were very silimar for me... no huge sickness... I would only feel mild to medium twinges of nausea and fatigue on days 4 thru 7, but I still worked part-time (helps keep your mind off thinking about cancer 24 hrs a day! lol) I will tell you that for me zofran worked much better than kytril (for nausea). Vicky is absolutely right, you should be getting anti-nausea meds during the chemo and that should prevent you from having any 'break thru nausea'(throwing up).
Then I had 4 rounds of taxotere, that was much easier than a/c or fec... no nausea just some tingling in the beds of my nails and my toenails, I did however take glutamine (or is it glucosamine?? the amino acid... someone help me out here i can't remember) prior to taxtotere to help alleviate joint pain, and for me it did work well. ask your onc about it.
I also had neupogen shots during the epirubicin cycles (to keep white blood count from bottoming out) and procrit shots during much of the chemo (red blood cells - helps with fatigue). also took iron pills as well, as prescribed by my onc. and i had herceptin weekly infusions for a year since i was strongly positive for her2neu.
whew ! i think thats it, its been awhile (since 2001) for me, so it's getting kinda fuzzy... like a bad dream! (i wish).
good luck, and we'll be here to get you thru it!!
ps- oh, i was stage IIB , 4.5 cm tumor, 5 of 49 lymph nodes positive, er-/pr-, her2neu 3+++
"It's been worth everything I've been through,
To do what I do"
To Do What I Do -Alan Jackson, 2004