• Is it common for random foods to make you sick when going through chemotherapy?

    Asked by RockTom on Tuesday, May 21, 2013

    Is it common for random foods to make you sick when going through chemotherapy?

    5 Answers from the Community

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    • CAS1's Avatar

      Yes, but don't allow yourself to be sick..Talk to your Dr. about med's to help you.

      over 3 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      yep, chemo can do a number on your digestive track. I had two attacks of mild food poisoning in the last year. No one else who ate the same food that I did was effected, but there's nothing like a suppressed immune system to knock you socks off.

      over 3 years ago
    • Nomadicme's Avatar

      Many foods made me sick, and I was grossed out by meats and coffee (among other things).

      I also ended up with severe acid reflux, once I started taking pills for acid reflux I got better. I also developed mild lactose intolerance (not abnormal according to my oncologist), so had to avoid dairy products.

      What worked for me was ginger tea, apple sauce, and bananas.

      over 3 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      I routinely ate yogurt at work during chemo. Had it at home the day after chemo once -- it was the only time during chemo that I threw up. Go figure. I did have slight nausea a couple times and still can't face my favorite pizza carry out place because it just didn't sit well. As others have said, if it is severe, talk to your doc about meds to counteract nausea.

      over 3 years ago
    • chloe0044's Avatar

      Yes, it is. I couldn't eat anything with tomato after the first few days of having a chemo treatment. In addition, smells are much stronger! Popcorn and muffins were banned from my house when I was undergoing chemo. I have found now that some smells that were okay before chemo, such as household cleansers, are not now, as I feel like I will be sick.

      over 3 years ago

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