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Queasy Pops For Chemo
"To Each Their Own": Everybody's different. Generally sticking with bland and not spicey is less likely to cause problems, but the nausea from chemotherapy doesn't have much to do with food. Much of the cause is because of central nervous system receptors which is why it is important to get appropriate anti-nausea medicines before even getting the chemotherapy- to hopefully avoid the nausea in the first place. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, BUT: Marijuana can decrease nausea and increase appetite. However, it has estrogen-like effects which makes it unsafe for women with estrogen-sensitive cancer. It is also illegal in most states. Marinol is a prescription medication containing the active compounds in marijuana. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having bad abdominal pain. On chemo and pain and nausea meds. How do I control or help the constipation that i think is causing this?
D/w your oncologist: Go to see and d/w your oncologist . There are different ways to help constipation- from prune juice, otc stool softener like colace, miralax, otc agent to increase motility like sennokot, agent to increase the bulk like fibres, etc , milk of magnesia, to enema. However, i recommend you to see your oncologist for further evaluation for your abd pain. There are many things that could cause abd pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
One month after end of successful chemo (R&B) for follicular NHL. Still having spells of fatigue and mild nausea. Clean CT scan. Normal?
Zofran, dexamethasone, Kytril can be used for chemo induced vomiting/nausea. Can 2 of these be taken together for better effectiveness or not?
Oncology: What do you think of the protocol of zofran and dexamethasome for 2-3 days post chemo for pancreatic cancer? Bad vomiting/nausea.Worthwhile?
Evolving science: In 2006 we occ. used palonosetron with steroids: http://annonc.oxfordjournals.org/content/17/9/1441.long These days, thanks to an HT reference given to me, we sometimes try drug combos: http://ecancer.org/journal/9/full/567-comparative-evaluation-of-triplet-antiemetic-schedule-versus-doublet-antiemetic-schedule-in-chemotherapy-ind Fight the fight and best wishes. My Mom sucked on ginger candy. ...Read more
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
Medication!: There are excellent medications to prevent chemo-related nausea and vomiting. Ondansetron (zofran) and aprepitant (emend) are two of the strongest. Ativan 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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