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      Hi, I'm allergic to many things. Because the doctors are concerned, you're lucky, and they're trying to deal with it. Look at it this way, because they recognize your problem and know what to do, the allergy and side-effects are not that rare.

      All cancer treatments leave a person fatigued and nauseated 99% of the time. You might ask your doctors about taking folic acid and vitamin B12 to build up your red blood cells. That will help you with your energy. The red blood cells carry oxygen.

      I have a bad stomach, and I had a vitamin B deficiency twice. B 6 twice, and B 12 once. I have been taking vitamin B 6 &12 since the 2nd one. I got lab work before radiation started and saw that my niacin was in range but on the low side. I began taking Niacin too. My oncologists are excited that my Niacin and B 12 improved during radiation. I still take the niacin with my vitamin Bs.

      if you live where you can toke buds legally for cancer, medical marijuana helps with nausea. I had a friend in the 1970s that was dying from chemo and barfing. It was so bad that the Army gave him doobie to toke. He sat in an Army ward-toking. It saved his life. He was over 6 ft. and his weight went below 70 lbs.

      On the other hand, the state police decided that my daughter would be a great undercover cop. Training went OK, until the State police brought my daughter some maui wowie. She had to pass for drug investigations. Marijuana makes her nose bleed a lot.

      It doesn't bother me one way or another. My grandsons helped with the cooking. They made me the proverbial 'brownies'. They came in and asked how I liked them. I grumpily told them that the buds were stuck in my front teeth-clue a person isn't supposed to be grumpy after ingesting bud brownies. After that they didn't waste any more buds on me. But marijuana helps 99% of the people with nausea and makes you giggle.

      I wish you luck with this, no matter what you do.

      almost 6 years ago
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    Side Effects (Fatigue (tiredness)): I have constant nausea and severe fatigue when I am applying the ointment. It is worrisome as the doctors seem surprised by how strong my reaction is.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Topical drugs (on the skin)): I did not expect a little ointment place on my nose to make me so sick!

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    Procedure or Surgery (Simple removal surgery ): The doctor prepared me for minimal side effects and therefore little risk to keeping my jobs etc. That is not what is happening it is making me so ill I have to do two weeks of treatment and then take two weeks off.