• Can I drink coffee before chemo treatment?

    Asked by angimary on Thursday, October 23, 2014

    Can I drink coffee before chemo treatment?

    20 Answers from the Community

    20 answers
    • arcountrygirl's Avatar
      arcountrygirl

      I always did. I know that lots of people drink smoothies and suck on ice chips to keep the chemo from attacking the insides of their mouths. I had my coffee before chemo and while I was getting fluids, steroids, antiemetics and other meds like benedryl. Once the chemo drugs started I drank only cold drinks. I didn't have mouth sores and I never gave up coffee. New research is saying that it even keeps liver enzymes lower in chemo patients. Good luck with chemo.

      over 6 years ago
    • angimary's Avatar
      angimary

      Thank you so much,I was so worry,I can't go anywhere without my morning coffee
      Good luck with all your treatments
      XOXOXO

      over 6 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I take coffee with me! And drink it during chemo! When I was first diagnosed and was getting treatments in a large room, there was always coffee available there, too.

      over 6 years ago
    • Hoping4ever's Avatar
      Hoping4ever

      Nurses used to ask me if i would like to drink coffee or tea during chemo. So i guess it is alright for some one who loves doing that .

      over 6 years ago
    • IronMom45's Avatar
      IronMom45

      Hi. From what I understand from is to just not drink or take additional herbal drinks without knowing if any of the content of those drinks interact and better to avoid. Coffee offered at my place.

      over 6 years ago
    • Bb31565's Avatar
      Bb31565

      Coffee is offered at my clinic too. I think it is more to do with the caffeine that causes veins to contract so that is why they really push fluids as water ( I am pretty sure that is what I was told).

      over 6 years ago
    • cam32505's Avatar
      cam32505

      My cancer center offers lite refreshments, like coffee, hot chocolate, pop, and juice, as well as crackers, bagels, muffins. You will be there a long time and won't be free to just run up to the cafeteria. I always brought a sandwich and piece of fruit.

      over 6 years ago
    • PinkPickle's Avatar
      PinkPickle

      Drink you cup of Joe! I also had coffee at my treatment center. One thing I did fo was cut my coffee to two cups during treatment. You need to drink a ton of liquid s the day of and all through your treatment. My Onc told me you just have to get the drugs through your body they don't need to hang around so the more hydrated you are the faster you get the chemical s through! I found a sports drink I liked and brought a big jug to chemotherapy with me. You can do this!

      over 6 years ago
    • MMarie's Avatar
      MMarie

      Yum. Loved my comforting coffee every step of the way. However, I drank A LOT of water to ward off the possibilities of dehydration. Treat yourself to some REALLY yummy stuff.

      over 6 years ago
    • MelanieIIB's Avatar
      MelanieIIB

      Yes, I always drank coffee at home before my treatments and also during my treatments as the chemo center always had coffee brewed for patients. I also drank a lot of water while having treatments and when I was be infused with Tamoxifen, I always sucked on ice chips to minimize mouth sores.

      over 6 years ago
    • Lilly16's Avatar
      Lilly16

      Yup, always drank a cup of coffee before chemo or during. I even added a dry hot chocolate mix to my coffee gave It an extra boost. Also I could not tolerate anything ice cold so I had lots of SOBE water at room temp. Good luck with your treatment.

      over 6 years ago
    • Snooks0829's Avatar
      Snooks0829

      I don't think anyone has ever said we couldn't drink coffee, but I didn't have a taste for it while undergoing chemo (and I am a big coffee drinker). Instead I drank Gatorade to supply the electrolytes I was losing in my body. I drank gallons of it while in treatment and to this day I can't stand to look at the stuff (LOL) Good Luck and God Bless

      over 6 years ago
    • Judt1940's Avatar
      Judt1940

      Can drink coffee but with steroids I be high as a kite plus wet my pants. I use to be big coffee drinker but can't drink it, miss this habit. Use to get up in mornings because of wanting coffee.

      over 6 years ago
    • lilymadeline's Avatar
      lilymadeline

      I drank coffee all the time before, during, and after treatments! Of course ask your oncologist or the oncology nurses about coffee and diet in general while you are in treatment- because everybody is different- but coffee is generally fine and actually good for us as well! Drink up! Hugs!

      over 6 years ago
    • Kathy1's Avatar
      Kathy1

      When I was getting chemo the nurses assistants would offer everyone coffee, tea or hot cocoa. I don't see why not! Good luck and big hugs!

      over 6 years ago
    • PinkPeony's Avatar
      PinkPeony

      We have a coffee pot going during chemo and everyone just helps themselves as they are being infused. I am abstaining until done with chemo due to mouth sores and constipation, but when it is over, I am so excited about having a cup of coffee again! Best wishes to you, and God bless.

      over 6 years ago
    • angimary's Avatar
      angimary

      I had my turkish coffee,waffle & nausea medication at morning & they gave me coffee there too,'cause I forgot my yummy coffee in car...

      XOXOXO to everyone

      over 6 years ago
    • beachbum5817's Avatar
      beachbum5817

      I always had coffee before I left the house. Can't function without it. I also made sure I ate something before I went. I felt better with something in my stomach, and I never got sick or felt bad while I was there. Hope all goes well for you.

      over 6 years ago
    • angimary's Avatar
      angimary

      Beachbum5817 I had one already,at a first round I had reaction,but then I fall a sleep & everything went well
      I hope all goes well for you too

      over 6 years ago
    • Jojopa's Avatar
      Jojopa

      Thank u all for the info my husband has lymphoma the aggressive one and he's starting chemo Tuesday in philly ..I'm so worried I hope he gets better .love always joann god bless u all...Happy Easter weekend

      almost 3 years ago

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