I had mouth sores everywhere in mouth after 1st chemo. You can ask her oncologist to prescribe miracle mouth wash which helped me. For 2nd chemo, Oncologist stopped the Leucovorin and Folfox Bolace before hooking up to chemo pump for 46 hrs. I also brushed my teeth 3 times a day and used Biotene mouth wash like 4 times a day which helped me tremendously to avoid mouth sores completely through rest of chemo.
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Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): My mom has a lot of side effects from the chemo that she is on and has a hard time dealing with it. She refuses to eat because she has mouth sores, and any time she does consumes anything she has diarrhea.
As to the Diarrhea, I had more constipation issues, but from taking the colace and senna to offset that I would swing to Diarrhea at some point. So my Oncologist took me off Zofran for nausea for IV Premed at each chemo and put me on Amend. Instead of taking Zofran for nausea at home, I would take Ativan (Anti-anxiety) from nite before chemo to help me sleep and for next 2 nites to sleep with chemo pump. Ativan dealt great with my nausea and also didn't tend to constipate me.
What I also found worked best for me to keep regulated, was started having 1/2 cup oatmeal every morning for breakfast which kept me almost regular through the whole bi-weekly chemo process. I had been eating a variety of fresh fruits with plain greek yogurt for breakfast which then became my lunch.
It's a struggle to try and get all the fruits and veggies you should eat each day for sure.