• If you had nausea with radiation, can you tell me how long it went on after treatment?

    Asked by Sofi on Thursday, November 29, 2012

    If you had nausea with radiation, can you tell me how long it went on after treatment?

    I have 10 more of 25 radiation sessions, and have been dealing with a lot of nausea. I am wondering how long it will it continue after treatment. (It doesn't go away on the weekend when I don't have radiation.)

    3 Answers from the Community

    • nancyjac's Avatar

      I would talk to your oncologist. Nausea is not a typical symptom of radiation like it is of chemotherapy. It could be something other than the radiation that is causing it. In any case, you oncologist can prescribe meds to control it.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Sofi's Avatar

      Another note...I am having radiation to my abdomen, and nausea is a normal reaction. Meds don't completely control it, and I am just curious if others have been through it and know when it will pass. Evidently radiation continues to affect the body days or even weeks after the last treatment. Thanks.

      almost 5 years ago
    • debbie1951's Avatar
      debbie1951 (Best Answer!)

      Hi Sofi,
      I had 25 radiation treatments on my left jaw where the involved lymph node had been. The mouth sores and nausea during treatment went away about a month after the radiation treatment ended. I continued to take the anit-nausea pill (Lorazepam) one a day for 2 weeks, then a 1/2 pill for 2 weeks, and then tried eating without the pill. The nausea was gone. I did not eat raw or spicy foods for about another month. My doctor prescribed a mouth wash that greatly helped the sores and difficulty swallowing.
      I hope you feel better very soon! Debbie

      almost 5 years ago

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