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    tuninong asked a questionBreast Cancer

    How do you deal with the weird sense of taste during treatment?

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      Kathy

      The foods I enjoyed the most were scrambled eggs, chicken, watermelon, green grapes, Popsicles, frosted flakes or coco puffs with milk and plain 'ol water. The flavors were the worst for the first week following chemo and after that didn't seem as metallicly. I felt really aggravated when a food I liked tasted totally different. I was told to think of food as fuel for my body and nothing more. The all time worst food for me was beef. And I normally love steaks and hamburgers. I still haven't eaten one since my chemo days. Take good care now.

      over 4 years ago
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      debshephard

      Hi,
      We recommend Jolly Ranchers- buy in bulk !

      over 4 years ago
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      Vjp2012

      I've heard that taking a zinc supplement with meals helps. I just try & ignore it. but am so looking forward to tasting food again. Good luck!

      over 4 years ago
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    Loss (Sense of taste): I think the flu like symptoms is easy to deal with. It's the sense of taste that I find hard to deal with. However, knowing that my body needs the nutrition, I force myself to eat and drink to control other complications from developing.

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    Decision Point (To shave or not to shave): When my hair started falling, I looked sicker than I am. The decision to go one step ahead led me to the decision to go ahead and shave my hair. best decision ever. I felt in control of the situation and i do not have to spend extra time to clean the showers.

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    Side Effects (Flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, sweats)): I'm currently on my 3rd cycle and everytime I have total infusion, I itch for about 2 days. I also suffer from heat flushes, and sometimes heart burn.

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