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    JoyV asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Has anyone gone through a detox program after chemo and radiation either at a spa or at home?

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      I am sure a Spa would be nice. Most important is to stay on a healthy life journey now! Try to stay free from as much negative stress as possible, eat healthy, exercise, get enough sleep and find your joy in the simple things in life. Our bodies are amazing! What we can heal from is awesome, but we need to heal emotionally too. Be good to yourself and good luck!

      over 4 years ago
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      Yes- my friend and I both went through a detox program that inlcuded nutritional supplements, accupuncture and massage therapy. It was helpful but the therapist was someone we knew and trusted completely. I also recommend Kris Carr's webiste and book The Crazy Sexy Diet.

      over 4 years ago
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      I have spent time at Kriplau at Yoga Retreat in Berkshires near Lee Ma. I find that the simple food, yoga, mediation, and healing arts (massage, energy work, etc) are really beneficial during and after treatment. You can look at the Yoga Journal site, they have listing for spas and retreats that offer yoga, holistic, etc spas and retreats. Good luck.

      over 4 years ago
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    Hi Makiko,
    You were right, ten percent reduction wasn't enough of a reduction. I was just as nauseous on days 5-7 as before. I'm going to ask for another ten percent reduction for the next round.

    Hope you are doing well.

    Joy

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      Joy,
      Hang in there. Keep your spirit up as much as you can. Tell your doc how you are doing even if it may be a small thing. I got depressed during the chemo week - so I take it slow, and did anything that made me feel better. It is not easy, but try to feel now and do not think about yesterday or anticipate tomorrow. did you try cold coke (not diet) real ginger ale, salty cracker, etc.? Mint candy was also my friend. Also, dried fruits and nuts will keep your weight in check. Stay away from cranberry juice - it will dehydrate you. You may want to ask for 30% reduction and see what your doc will say...

      hugs,

      makiko

      over 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Had a 10% reduction in the chemo dose which should reduce the nausea I had on Days 4, 5, and 6 the first time. The doctor also provided me with alternative times to take my nausea medications so I won't be so sick.

    Well, the reduction didn't seem to make much difference in the nausea. Oh well, I'm going to ask for another 10 % reduction for round 3.

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    Hi Makiko,
    Just had my second treatment at 10% lower dosage yesterday. It was so much easier. I'm only mildly nauseous...but, the real test will be days 4, 5, & 6. I've been eating ginger tablets, ginger gum, crackers...but, I haven't tried mints. I'll do that. Thank you for checking in.

    How is the radiation going?

    Joy

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      glad to hear that you are happy. But 10% reduction may not be sufficient to "feel". In my case, my liver could not handle chemo - even after 2 weeks of the rest period. We decided not to compete the full 6 cycles and stop at 4 cycles. I still have peripheral neuropathy and muscle weakness from taxotere. Hope your case is better than mine. At one point, I was so sick that I could only get up to go bathroom - I am glad that is over. It will pass for you too. Hang in there girl friend! Please chime in anytime you need to talk.

      hugs, makiko

      over 4 years ago