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    Lisalocomotive asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Will the stomach ever get back to normal?

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      karen1956

      My stomach gave me grief for quite some time after finishing chemo...I don't remember how long exactly, but I took Nexium on a regular basis for many years after Dx....I've only recently, maybe in the past year gone to PRN. I gave up spicey foods...don't drink anything really cold....
      I saw a GI doc for mystomach and all was normal for it was just form the chemo....At one point right after chemo I was on a double dose of NExium but gradually things got better.....I take colace daily to keep me regular....never had this problem before....I'm 7 years from Dx

      about 4 years ago
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      SandiD

      Just to be safe, I think you should go visit a gastroenterologist (which can take awhile to get in) or speak to your oncologist. Why take a chance just in case it something serious or easily treated? I think we have been through so much, we should be vigilant about our health now. Hopefully this is something simple, but I do hope you get checked out. Good luck.,

      about 4 years ago
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      Nomadicme

      Is it acid reflux? I'm 1 yr 6.5 months post chemo and I still have it. Any meal that contains something a little heavy (meat, fat) is guaranteed to give me acid reflux. I must say it's much better than during chemo, and if I watch my diet I don't need pills (it when I do need pills, like tonight, I take over the counter Prilosec. I used to take two a day during chemo,,now when I need I can get away with just one).

      Oh wait I just saw the word bm. Well for that psyllium husks are great (fiber). I use them for constipation, but sounds like you have the opposite problem? (Psyllium good for that too, nee to read how to take it for that).

      Have you seen your oncologist? Sometimes cancer patients get a bacterium C. dificile, and the right antibiotics can set you straight.

      Also your stomach/gut flora took a beating during treatment, so trying to set that straight (yogurt, probiotics) could help.

      about 4 years ago
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