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How can I help my mother deal with nausea from chemotherapy?

How can I help my mother deal with nausea from chemotherapy?

Encourage meds!: Nausea is horrible! thanks for helping your mother. Hopefully her doctor gave her several medicines to try. Make sure she tries them all. If she can't keep them down, ask her doctor for suppositories. If the medicines don't work, ask her doctor for others, and encourage your mom to take them even when she feels better. We have such good meds now that no one should have nausea from chemo! ...Read more

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My friend is suffering from depression and sometimes feels suicidal. How can I help her?

My friend is suffering from depression and sometimes feels suicidal. How can I help her?

Get her to an MD: Your friend requires treatment right away. Depression does not go away. It often gets worse without treatment, which could increase the intensity of suicidal thoughts and risk of attempted suicide. ...Read more

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How can I help my grandad with withdrawal symptoms from morphine?

How can I help my grandad with withdrawal symptoms from morphine?

Get help: Seek professional help. Various medications can help with withdrawal. What i don't know is he addicted to them or has he been on them for pain and now trying to get off of them but has physical dependence. The treatment will potentially be different. People with just physical dependence may be able to slowly wean off, this does not work for addiction. Bottom line, there is good professional help. ...Read more

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How can I increase my appetite when dealing with chemotherapy and nausea?

How can I increase my appetite when dealing with chemotherapy and nausea?

Stay hydrated,: Light exercise, chew gum, avoid people that are sick, wash hands frequently, don't touch face, rx can help too. ...Read more

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I can't face dealing with the loss of my parents. How can I prepare?

I can't face dealing with the loss of my parents. How can I prepare?

You really cant: It is very hard to lose your parents....That is natural and normal and no matter how prepared you are it is often still very hard. So "preparing" means accepting and going through the stages of grief. Get help if you need it. Talk to them and have them tell you their story...It is so amazing. And you will get through it.... ...Read more

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How can I help my dad fight the symptom's of alzhiemer's?

How can I help my dad fight the symptom's of alzhiemer's?

Inflammatory risks: In addition to the meds and mental exercises, identifying and controlling all inflammatory risk factors; these factors contribute to the narrowing of arterioles in the brain; suggesting lifestyle modification, use of statins to control lipids, anti-coagulants, dietary change to all plant diet, blood - pressure control, glycemic control, bioburden control, reduce nicotine/caffeine, supplements. ...Read more

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How can you deal with pain of losing a mom from cancer?

How can you deal with pain of losing a mom from cancer?

Talk and time: It always helps to have someone to talk to. If she was in hospice, they can set you up with a counselor. If you have a minister, a hospital chaplain, or local support group go talk to them. You need to ask for help and probably won't have a hard time finding it. ...Read more

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How can I help my mom with her depression?

How can I help my mom with her depression?

Seek treatment: Most people with depression can be helped with medication (ant-depressants). Some are also helped by counseling/ psychtherapy. Family support is also important, and you can provide that. Guide your mom to her doctor or someone else who will evaluate, treat and follow her. ...Read more

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How can I help my child cope with fear of the dark?

How can I help my child cope with fear of the dark?

Exposure: Expose him or her to the dark for short periods of time, reassure that nothing has happened, increase the intervals, eventually leaving him or her alone in the dark for short periods of time till no longer an issue...In difficult cases or if panic ensues, seek help from a behavioral psychologist. ...Read more

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How can I help my friend deal with going through puberty?

How can I help my friend deal with going through puberty?

Support: You may help explain certain things such as acne, menstruation, erection, hair growth, voice changes, etc., however, you don't want to do that in a way that may get them offended. You may come to their doctor along with them if they ask you to. Also, you want to be a good rôle model for them if they experience behavioral challenges at school or/and home to help them steer away from trouble. ...Read more

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My mom has horrible bipolar and i need help to deal with this?

My mom has horrible bipolar and i need help to deal with this?

Bipolar Family Guide: I recommend the book "bipolar disorder: a guide for patients and families" by francis mark mondimore, M.D., baltimore, md: john hopkins university press, 1999 (or 2nd ed, 2006) available at amazon. ...Read more

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How can I cope with my scars from surgery?

How can I cope with my scars from surgery?

Depends: Scars continue to fade and get less noticeable during the first year after surgery. During that year, you should minimize sun exposure to the scars and it's okay to use aloe/vitamin e cream after the first 4-6 weeks. After a year, if you're not happy with how they look, you can consult a plastic surgeon and consider scar revision. ...Read more

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As a cancer patient, how can I deal with my depression?

As a cancer patient, how can I deal with my depression?

Indiv or Grp Therapy: I work with many cancer patients in psychotherapy (individual & group) where they explore their emotions in a supportive setting & explore ways to cope w/ those feelings. Some find a renewed intention to explore & resolve issues previously avoided & turn the cancer experience into an opportunity to grow & integrate emotionally. Ask ur dr. For referral to ind or group therapy. Please get support! ...Read more

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How can I deal with hair loss from chemotherapy?

How can I deal with hair loss from chemotherapy?

Hair piece: In many instances hair pieces have been devised to be used temporarily when chemo induces hair loss. The latter can be minimized when an elastic band is placed on the forehead to minimize circulation that reaches the hair follicles. Ice has also been used. ...Read more

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How can I help my mother with diabetes?

How can I help my mother with diabetes?

Be Supportive: If you live nearby, invite her to go for walks or do other exercises with you. Bring healthy food choices to family gatherings. But don't try to mother your mother. She's an adult, and you need to respect her choices. Absolutely do learn whatever you can about diabetes, because there is a very strong genetic component to it, and there's a good chance it's in your own future. ...Read more

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How can I help my husband cope with my low sex drive from depression meds?

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How can I help my husband cope with my low sex drive from depression meds?

See your doctor.: Low sex drive is a common side effect of antidepressants, particularly the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssris). Your provider may be able to switch you to a different medication with fewer sexual side effects, or recommend ways to approach this in your relationship with your husband. You may want to discuss this issue with your doctor to see what options are available. ...Read more

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How can I help my child deal with pain at the doctor's?

How can I help my child deal with pain at the doctor's?

Depends on age: Infant or small child, just hold and comfort. Older child discuss just before it happens, be calm and reassuring yourself, tell them will just take a second (if a shot) and give them something to look forward to afterwards such as lunch out with you etc. If severe pain, ie wounds, fractures etc get pain medication from your physician and administer according to directions. ...Read more

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How can I help my mother deal with nausea from chemotherapy?

Encourage meds!: Nausea is horrible! thanks for helping your mother. Hopefully her doctor gave her several medicines to try. Make sure she tries them all. If she can't keep them down, ask her doctor for suppositories. If the medicines don't work, ask her doctor for others, and encourage your mom to take them even when she feels better. We have such good meds now that no one should have nausea from chemo! ...Read more

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How can I prevent nausea after chemotherapy?

How can I prevent nausea after chemotherapy?

Medication: There are many medications to prevent and treat "breakthrough nausea" following chemotheray. However, sometimes it is not possible to completely prevent it. If your current medications are not working well enough, you should discuss this with your Oncology nurse and your oncologist. ...Read more

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Why does chemotherapy cause nausea and vomiting?

Why does chemotherapy cause nausea and vomiting?

It's a toxin: The brain has an area that triggers nausea and vomiting if something toxic gets in the body. This is what prevented early humans from dying after eating poisonous berries! chemotherapy triggers the same area of the brain, and the body tries to protect itself by vomiting. New anti-nausea drugs are so effective because they target the "vomit center" in the brain. ...Read more

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What causes the nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy?

What causes the nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy?

Multiple: Esophageal and gastric(stomach) irritation and slough of sensitive surfaces . The drugs are effective but can be harsh to other systems. ...Read more

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What to expect with chemotherapy? Pain, nausea, vomiting?

What to expect with chemotherapy?  Pain, nausea, vomiting?

Expectations : Nausea should be expected. Vomiting can occur. Though, you should have access to plenty of medications for nausea. Many people have flushing or an odd taste while getting chemo. Pain would be very unusual. There are some chemo meds that can have an allergic effect, so rash and flu-like symptoms can occur. ...Read more

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Why should I treat my nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy?

Why should I treat my nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy?

Helpful to healing: Too much nausea and vomiting may allow one to be dehydrated and undernourished and to feel just plain miserable. The last thing your body needs while fighting cancer. To treat nausea is to also allow one to be more comfortable during such a crucial time. There are several different regimens available, and your treating doctor will go over these with you. ...Read more

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Chemotherapy side effect question. Will I get nausea right away from dactinomycin?

Chemotherapy side effect question.  Will I get nausea right away from dactinomycin?

Dactinomycine&nausea: 75% of patients will experience nausea and vomiting, can be mild to moderate in severity.It may present within hours of administration , may be dose related and may be more intense two to four days after the end of five day course, usually require and respond to antiemetic therapy and may persist as long as a week after the therapy is stopped. ...Read more

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Is kytril worth the cost to reduce nausea while undergoing chemotherapy treatments?

Is kytril worth the cost to reduce nausea while undergoing chemotherapy treatments?

Potentially: Kytril is a drug which is extremely effective and part of standard anti-nausea regimens- zofran (ondansetron) is a generic drug of the same class and anzemet and Aloxi are the other drugs in this class. If cost is an issue than generic zofran (ondansetron) can be tried. ...Read more

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What helps nausea the best among chemotherapy patients?

Medication!: There are excellent medications to prevent chemo-related nausea and vomiting. Ondansetron (zofran) and aprepitant (emend) are two of the strongest. Ativan (lorazepam) and Dexamethasone are commonly added. Different things work for different people, and we can almost always find a combination that works for everyone. This is a good review article: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/cancer/ca00030. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the nausea after chemotherapy?

How can I get rid of the nausea after chemotherapy?

Prevention: Prevention is the best treatment. There are excellent meds that are given before chemotherapy to try to prevent nausea. If you experienced a lot of nausea make sure to talk to your medical oncologist for adjustments is these meds. If you have nausea use your anti nausea meds early (if your starting to feel just a little bit nauseated). ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies to help chemotherapy nausea?

What are some natural remedies to help chemotherapy nausea?

Ginger?: Ginger can help mild nausea, although chemo-related nausea is much harder to control without medication. Chemo stimulates the "vomit center" in the brain, and the anti-nausea drugs we have today block that site in the brain, which is why they work so well. Accupuncture is a helpful addition to nausea treatment for some people. ...Read more

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A 1 mg. tablet of Granisetron Hydrochloride is equal to about how many mgs. of Zofran (ondansetron) for nausea due to chemotherapy?

A 1 mg. tablet of Granisetron Hydrochloride is equal to about how many mgs. of Zofran (ondansetron) for nausea due to chemotherapy?

Zofran (ondansetron) 8 mg twice/da: The standard dose of Granisetron is 2 mg and that of Zofran (ondansetron) ranges from 8 mg to 12 mg once or twice per day (at one time it was as high as 32 mg per day). But with more experience we learned that lower doses work as well but not below 8 mg per day. ...Read more

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What to do if I have nausea after chemotherapy, can anyone help?

What to do if I have nausea after chemotherapy, can anyone help?

Your oncologist!: I assume you have an oncologist; almost everyone who is receiving chemotherapy does. They are most familiar not just with the chemotherapy you are receiving, but also with you! They can give you the best advice and treatment for your nausea. I hope your therapy is working well! ...Read more

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How can I increase my appetite when dealing with chemotherapy and nausea?

Stay hydrated,: Light exercise, chew gum, avoid people that are sick, wash hands frequently, don't touch face, rx can help too. ...Read more

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I went through chemotherapy for testicular cancer finishing in October. I still experience nausea and dizziness quite often. What could be the cause?

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I went through chemotherapy for testicular cancer finishing in October. I still experience nausea and dizziness quite often. What could be the cause?

Here are some ...: Congratulation for finishing chemo to survive testicular cancer(TC). Known to most, if not all, success in chemo for TC has been as great "miracle" in modern medicine to make all treated TC patients alive like the normal counterparts, but not with a price. By sequence of events, what you feel is most likely chemo-related & may slowly improve and evolve with symptomatic Rx + healthy lifestyle... ...Read more

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An acquaintence of mine stopped chemotherapy due to said extreme nausea. Died seven months later. What could she have done to extend her life?

An acquaintence of mine stopped chemotherapy due to said extreme nausea. Died seven months later. What could she have done to extend her life?

No simple answer: Life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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Why does chemotherapy cause side effects of hair loss and nausea?

Why does chemotherapy cause side effects of hair loss and nausea?

.: Chemotherapy attacks rapidly growing cells, so it attacks the cancer cells as well as normal body cells that grow rapidly, including your hair follicles ! chemo crosses from the blood to the brain and triggers the nausea center in the brain. ...Read more

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Why does chemotherapy cause the side effects of hair loss? Also lots of nausea?

Why does chemotherapy cause the side effects of hair loss? Also lots of nausea?

Kills cells: Chemotherapy kills cells. It just kills cancer cells quicker than normal cells because they grow faster. As for the nausea, chemo agents are toxic to living tissue. ...Read more

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Is the sancuso transdermal patch for chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting really any better than pill medications or is it about equal in effect?

"non-inferior": Sancuso = granisetron in a transdermal patch. A study compared the granisetron patch with granisetron pills. Statistically speaking, there was "non-inferiority;" in other words, one was as effective as the other. The advantage is in the convenience of the patch compared with taking a pill several times a day. (study was by Boccia RV et al, published in Support Care Cancer. 2011;19(10):1609.) ...Read more

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Nausea (Definition)

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