Chemotherapy - MaggieMcDermit

Drug or Chemo Therapy Associated with Pancreatic Cancer. Posted on March 26, 2012 View this journey (2 Experiences)

I just began chemo. My first week after.

I have little or no appetite and food makes me feel sick.

I would love to hear ideas about what to eat, recipes, etc.

And any other thoughts on chemo.

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4 Comments
  • DaveWaz's Avatar
    DaveWaz

    A great place to get this feedback is to ask our network using the Questions section. You can do this by clicking on the "Ask Network" link on your logged in home page or the "Questions" link at the top of this page. When you post needs/questions using our question feature, we route your question to everyone in the network who might be able to help.

    Also, we ran a blog post a while ago about foods/drinks to get you through chemo. Here's the link: http://bit.ly/AukHGg

    Hope this helps!

    over 10 years ago
  • BJF's Avatar
    BJF

    I could always eat cereal and miso soup. I took it day by day and whatever I felt like eating at that day or time, I would order out and my husband would get it. I couldn't plan ahead because I never knew what I would want. Also, Frostys from Wendys worked, mashed potatoes and fried rice. Hope this helps.

    over 10 years ago
  • Acky's Avatar
    Acky

    Hello Maggie
    My Husband was has had 5 treatments so far and the only problem with eating is that he lost his sense of taste for about 4 day from this last treatment. He is on 3 different anti nausia meds for 3 days after the the treatment. So he has not had any sickness from eating. Are they giving you any.

    over 10 years ago
  • JMS's Avatar
    JMS

    I also experienced severe nausea with chemo (both gemzar and xeloda) and was prescribed a drug called Zofran. It has been effective for me and doesn't cause constipation. As for eating, I'm still struggling as radiation has caused considerable pain inside and it hurts even to drink water. I have found that making Carnation Instant milk shakes helps (the cold kind of numbs the pain). Yogurt also seems to help, as do non-spicy and not-too-hot soups. Hope this helps.

    almost 10 years ago

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