• loss of appetite and loss of sweet tooth

    Asked by Terry15 on Friday, January 25, 2013

    loss of appetite and loss of sweet tooth

    Do either of these come back? Have 3 more R-chop chemo's to get through

    4 Answers from the Community

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    • nancyjac's Avatar

      Yep, and sometimes you wish they wouldn't come back quite so strong. I gained 35 pounds after finishing chemo.

      over 3 years ago
    • Loafer's Avatar

      Not me! I ate quite a bit after those steroid infusions. Never lost my sweet tooth - but I wish I did. I think it depends on your chemo cocktail. I actually gained weight during treatment.

      over 3 years ago
    • Sofi's Avatar

      I recently finished 6 rounds of R-chop (9/28/11) and 25 days of radiation (done in late December). Initially I gained weight with the prednisone-induced eating, but had a lot of food issues. Then I dropped 10 pounds because there were days when all I could swallow was noodles. Just this week my appetite has returned and I've been baking chocolate chip cookies. There were times I didn't believe I could ever enjoy food again. I even have some energy! There is a light (and chocolate chip cookies) at the end of the tunnel! All the best, Sofi

      over 3 years ago
    • nicegal's Avatar

      I didn't lose my appetite at all but had varying tastes in my mouth, the worst was salt - makes drinks taste horrible. I have gone through stages where food tastes totally bland, and I definitely like food I used to hate, and have gone right off old favourites. I seem to have gained a sweet tooth, I never craved sugar before but now I do. This is after R-CHOP and R-DHAP. On the whole I would say don't worry, taste will come back and your appetite with it.

      over 3 years ago

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