• Trying to help out with can't eat

    Asked by Memmie on Tuesday, June 4, 2013

    Trying to help out with can't eat

    How to Beat thrush, nauseous, just help with getting through the week of Chemo and then the next week that she is so ill , trying to keep her out of hospital thanks

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    • glam's Avatar

      I suffered a lot with nauseas even though my protocol was not consider to give me that much feeling...... the only drug that helped me was Emend during the three first days of chemo and afterwords I used zofran, that did not wuit my nausea but somehow helped.....I use to eat ginger and was more likely to eat cold foods than hot ones because of the smell. drinking lots of water and liquids is very important to avoid dehidration.......Milk shakes worked ok for me and helped me with the needs of extra calories......talk with your doctor, he may have different suggestions......my one had to try several options till find one that more or less worked for me......God bless you and your mom......Keep fightinhg and good luck

      about 8 years ago
    • YogaJean's Avatar

      I attended an Integrative Oncology Conference in San Diego and this is the main topic of discussion. Nutrition, stress and adequate pain management can greatly relieve many side effects. I am a 10 year cc survivor and my oncologist suggested marijuana but didn't want to prescribe it. Things have changed! Now it is readily available and specifically bred for exact problems: nausea, vomiting, pain, neuropathy, sleep, anxiety and appetite. If one medication is so effective, why has it been so debated? It works. And when you get to point that you'd do anything - then it a Godsend.

      about 8 years ago
    • Memmie's Avatar

      KarenN she has used Ativan and does get IV fluids 2 to 3 times following Chemo - the Cancer is recurrent stage 4 - metastatic to pelvic wall tumor 5 cm - and medication was reduced by 20percent the most she will do for remaining Chemo - thank you for helping with your suggestions - everything that you all have suggested has now been put in a little folder called knowledge for future issues -- it has been so helpful to know this site is but a click away and that you wonderful people are here to hold out your hands and heart - being new to this site I did not know how to follow through with answering questions but have since learned to get around on here - this site is a god sent -- update - I have now completed Chemo - had my Pet scan and the tumor while not gone is no longer cancerous - the words remission never sounded so sweet - I live to see another day - I will now be every 3 months for my Pet - monthly to the Doctor and life goes on - so again thank u truly - I have new friends and renewed faith that there is still good in this world and for today I kicked Cancers Butt --

      almost 8 years ago

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