• Does anyone else have strange food cravings? I feel like I'm prego again tonight I'm eating pickles and deviled eggs and my tiny little

    Asked by susie81610 on Tuesday, April 3, 2012

    Does anyone else have strange food cravings? I feel like I'm prego again tonight I'm eating pickles and deviled eggs and my tiny little

    stomach is going to hate me in the morning. Not sure if its from chemo? Or the Nuperin shots? LOL the things I want.

    8 Answers from the Community

    8 answers
    • CarolLHRN's Avatar

      Prior to losing my ability to taste, and even a little now, I had all sorts of weird cravings. The thing I learned though is the cravings come and go fast so don't buy in bulk! Something that seems so yummy today may make you nauseated tomorrow. I just went with it. I figured eating something was better than nothing even if it's weird!

      over 4 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      My case is pretty much like Carol's. It isn't so much cravings as it is that only a very few foods don't taste terrible. I get hungry but most food tastes terrible so I "crave" those few things that actually taste like they are suppose to. For me it is mostly cheese and tomatoes.

      over 4 years ago
    • Bashiemn's Avatar

      I have gotten cravings! Not pregnancy type cravings, but for things I didn't normally eat like sandwiches and chicken pot pies. Also for sweets. These things have not been in my diet for many years. I've actually gained quite a bit of weight while on chemotherapy.

      But I agree, something you enjoy one day, you may not be able to eat the next.

      My husband made a pizza one day and I ate some and told him it was good... so a week later he thought he'd make one again since I could eat it the previous week and I took two bites and realized that wasn't happening. I'm not sure which of us was more disappointed.

      over 4 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      when I came home from this last round of surgery and radiation treatments, I couldn't swallow much, still cant completely, but I drank a lot of shakes, allways liked milk shakes, but I started drinking milk with hersheys syrup in it, or just milk. I still will go through a gallon a week by myself, I never drank much milk before. And apple turnovers, my wife buys me a package a week, and with the milk I down em.

      over 4 years ago
    • ttisme's Avatar

      cravings- oh yeah. wheat thins and string cheese, pb and apple butter sandwich on fresh soft bread, grilled cheese on rye with tomatoe and bacon. OHHH and drumstick ice cream! Taco bell tacos!

      Like others have said, what you like today, may not be the case tomorrow. Don't go shopping hungry.

      over 4 years ago
    • susie81610's Avatar

      Now that all you have talked about sounds good. lol Thought it was just me must be the new chemo and meds mix? Just happy to be eating finally maybe finally will put on a few pounds wouldn't hurt. Well keep munching away my friends and thanks again.

      over 4 years ago
    • IKickedIt's Avatar

      Lemon! Craved anything and everything with lemon! I went with the cravings, however. I wasn't eating much so whatever I craved and could get down, I did.

      I didn't mind the cravings as much as I hated not being able to eat my favorite foods (i.e. chocolate!). Everything resolved a few months after I finished chemo.

      over 4 years ago
    • civilwarlady's Avatar

      Cravings, wonderful cravings. When my blood count was dangerously low I craved black pepper chicken (high in protein and iron I later found out), When my magnesium was low I craved artichokes. Sometimes cravings are the bodies way of saying it needs some vitamin, mineral or essential nutrient and sometimes its just saying it needs comfort. Sometimes when in treatment you just don't feel like eating so when something is being craved go for it. I would journal your cravings and see if there is a pattern related to your treatments and labs. It may help you and the treatment team find a pattern of changes.

      over 4 years ago

    Help the community by answering this question:

    Create an account to post your answer Already have an account? Sign in!

    By using WhatNext, you agree to our User Agreement, and Privacy Policy

    Read and answer more esophagus (esophageal) cancer questions.  Also, don't forget to check out our Esophagus (Esophageal) Cancer page.