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    Nausea

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      Ejourneys

      The pre-meds that helped me were Emend (pills) and Aloxi (given by IV). I also received Decadron by IV to help against nausea. When I switched from Adriamycin/Cytoxan to Taxol I was given Pepcid by IV. The A/C chemo gave me terrible heartburn, so I was put on Prilosec, which managed it very well.

      I was able to get Emend through this patient assistance program:
      https://www.patientassistance.com/profile/merckcompanyinc-29

      Nausea was not a major issue for me, but this also helped:
      Ginger tea
      Taking small sips of water and small bites of food
      Moving about the house rather than sitting still

      If even sipping water is hard, try sucking on ice chips.

      Also, tell all your side effects to your medical team. When my heartburn hit, I told my ARNP, who immediately prescribed the Rx-strength Prilosec.

      Also important: If you are on anti-nausea meds, take them *before* you feel nauseous. Don't wait until it hits you. Wishing you the best of luck.

      over 3 years ago
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      geekling

      There are several natural ways to control or alkwviate both nausea and that metalic taste. Like anything, individual folks react differently and some get more benefit than others.

      1. Ginger, sliced thinly, as an addition to any tea.

      2. Peppermint as a tea.

      3. A juice blend of celery & cucumber & parsley or sprouts. It is very neutral tasting, easy to keep down, and full of much needed minerals.

      4. A little red fruit called "miracle berry" or "miracle fruit". It tricks the palate into thinking everything it encounters tastes sweet. It must be pucked fresh or shipped frozen in order to exhibit its benefits. Please check both its history and its uses here:

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synsepalum_dulcificum

      5. Eat lightly, snacking instead of 3 square each day.

      6. Keep hydrated.

      7. If it is legal in your State, try cannabis.

      8. Ask your doc to give you something from Big Pharma

      Best wishes

      over 3 years ago
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      BoiseB

      During my last hospital visit, I was given some IT bands (my term barf bracelets). I have found that they work on all kinds of nausea. From stomach problems to motion sickness ( I am tempted to try the rollercoaster at the state fair this year), and even nausea from watching the evening news. They are just little grey strips with a little plastic button that applies pressure at a point on your wrist. It is not all in the mind because I ask the nurse what they put in the IV because I was no longer barfing my guts out. The nurse showed me the bands and said that was what finally controlled my nausea

      over 3 years ago
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      BuckeyeShelby

      Hi Mika. What info do you need? I was diagnosed with stage IV endometrial cancer. When I went through treatment, I had Taxol & Carboplatin. Different people have different sets of side effects. Let us know what you need, and we'll hope in if we can offer suggestions.

      over 3 years ago
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