• Best practices to offset collaterall side effects of quimo

    Asked by JARR on Sunday, January 27, 2019

    Best practices to offset collaterall side effects of quimo

    can anyone suggest products, drugs, foods, prectices, or anything that truly helps to offset collateral side effects of quimo ?

    3 Answers from the Community

    • cllinda's Avatar

      Do you mean chemo as in chemotherapy?

      5 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      If you're asking about chemotherapy, I can say that one of the things that helped me most with the awful nausea I had was candied ginger. It worked better than any prescription pills I got. I also drank gingerale and ate ginger snaps, but as it turned out, those often made me sick.

      I tried to be gentle with myself. If something sounded good, I ate it. If the sound of something turned my stomach, I stayed far away from it.

      After refusing to drink water after chemo sessions and paying the price with the severest constipation ever, I learned that staying hydrated is very, very important. I put cucumber slices in my water to encourage myself to drink it. However you are able to get the liquid, please do.

      It may seem difficult to do, but get as much exercise as you possibly can, whether you feel like it or not.

      Gargle with salt and baking soda water to try to try to keep mouth sores at bay.

      Everyone reacts differently to chemo. Some people have no side effects and others suffer mightily from it. I was somewhere in the middle. The good news, at least for me, is that the worst side effects took place during the first week after treatment. They gradually subsided and I felt almost human by the time I had to go for my next treatment three weeks later.

      The most important thing of all to remember is that if you are not feeling right or if you run even the slightest fever, call your doctor. You pay them. Use their expertise. No matter the time of day.

      Good luck! It was not easy going through chemo, but it was doable.

      5 months ago
    • po18guy's Avatar

      It would help to describe which side effects, as there mare many.
      Also, are you experiencing them now, or only worried about them? Big difference.

      5 months ago

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