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    Side Effects (Taste change/loss): Around day 3 of my chemo (CHOP-R) I really notice a metallic taste, which tries to overtake my taste buds. I have found that my nausea is very much a mental chess game, and that my taste buds seem to be one of the main keys to winning this fight. Water with even a teaspoon of Lemon juice seems to neutralize this taste and reset my taste buds. Sometimes I have also used a carbonation for the water and have then added lemon juice. Although I have not drank any alcohol throughout my treatments I have also swished and spit out wine on occasion and have found that wine will also "rip out" the metallic taste and reset my taste buds.

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    JamesLamb asked a questionHodgkin Disease

    Chop-R Side effects

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      barryboomer

      One of the MAIN reasons I chose NOT to have chemo was because of the neuropathy in the hands. I write songs on a keyboard and record here. That's all I love to do and I'd rather just go out that way. I've written 62 songs in the past year that I wouldn't have and at least I'm leaving a footprint here on Earth when I check out. That wasn't the only reason but one of the biggies. Good Luck on the neuropathy James.....

      about 5 years ago
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      I also had Hodgkin's lymphoma and had ABVD. What you are feeling sounds like neuropathy. It is important to bring this to the attention of your doctor. My pain management doctor has indicated if my neuropathy was caught early that it would have been minimized thru therapy if caught early. Unfortunately I didn't and now have permanent damage. I know chemo is tough and you might be thinking that you can't add anything to your plate but its so worthwhile. I wish you the best. If you have more questions this is a great site. Take care!

      about 5 years ago
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      Pat-

      Hi James, why were you changed from ABVD?

      almost 5 years ago
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