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    I am 5 weeks into my Chemo and nothing tastes right. Is this normal. I mean I can hardly eat anything cause it tastes wierd and then it just comes right back up. I have lost about 15lbs which I can stand to lose but I really didn't want to lose it this way. Anyone have any suggestions on what I could try and eat or do to help this. Thanks Vickie

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      Hi Vickie, I'm very familiar with this. This is a very common side effect.Try changing it up, by that I mean changing up the flavors. Try new foods. The thing is that when you eat stuff that you already know what it's supposed to taste like, and then the chemo throws your taste buds out of whack, nothing tastes the way it's supposed to. Everything either tastes bland, metallic or like poo. Eat what your body can take, try new flavors. Eat small portions. Seeing lots of food just overwhelms me and I lose my appetite. Did I forget to mention that it also makes me dry heave and want to run to the bathroom. So small portions. Ensure as a supplement is good. Losing weight is kind of nice for those of us that have always wanted to lose them but this isn't the healthiest way. Your body needs nutrition to heal from all the toxicity flowing through our bodies damaging tissues, nerve endings, killing cells, and more. So try to best to keep feeding your body the good stuff. You'll still lose weight but in a healthier way. Also, try eating with plastic utensils, stay away from the silverware.Oh! And I almost forgot to tell you....If you want to ask the "whole community" this question, use the "questions" tab at the top and type your question in. You'll get lots more responses that way. More brains think better than one. :) Posting as an update only shows up for people who "follow" you and to people who actually "click" on your profile/journey. Hope some of this helped. Thinking of you. Sending hugs your way. Give hugs to the kiddos for me.

      over 4 years ago
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    Hey it's Vickie just wanted to see if you were ok. I sent a couple messages and haven't heard anything.....hope all is well.

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      Hi vickie, just saw your message, I can't believe I totally missed it. I get so much spam and also am subscribed to so much stuff that sometimes the important emails get lost. I think I'm going to use my gmail account instead of yahoo. I'll reply to you tomorrow as tonight it's already kind of late. :)

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    Hello I just had a recurrence of lung cancer first diagnosed 2010. I just signed up on this website and was looking for some people to talk to who were in the same boat as I ...it is hard to talk to friends and husband about something they know nothing about. Well let me know if you ever want to talk thanks....

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