... Trying to not take anything that is going to make me out of it. As much as possible anyways
Leukemia - Week oneof chemo is over. Getting very nauseous. Any advice on what could limit this?
- 28 Apr 2012 by Anonymous
- 28 July 2012
Melissa, Today is your big day! Congratulations... About the nausea, do they have you on Zofran or at least compazine? They may make you abit tired but at least not nauseated. Nibble on some crackers I have heard this can help a little. Keep your fluid intake up, that will help flush the chemo out of your system. Also the further you get from the chemo the nausea should slowly get better. Please have a great day.
I was going to suggest Zofran which my hubby took while he had radiation, YET, it caused terrible constipation for him, so you must weigh the benefits with the side effects.
When I feel barfy, I drink Gingerale, it helps for garden variety nausea, but in your situation I just don't quite know. Maybe coke syrup, I've heard it works very well on nausea.
You are in my thoughts and prayers, just want you to know that.
Someone that actually knows something about your problem will come along soon and answer, of that I'm quite sure.
Hi Melissa! So glad you made the decision to continue to fight the battle. I get nausea from some of my pain meds at times, & my doctor has me take compazine. It really helps stop it right away. Usually in about 15 minutes. Hope this is a possiblily for you. It is a script tho' so call your doc & ask about it. The have a generic, & it works just the same & is much cheaper too. I wish you the best my friend... Mary
When I was pregnant I ate ginger candy. You can get it at health food stores. It's dirt cheap. Just take a nibble. It is ginger. My son uses it everytime he gets nauseaous too. I would carry it in a baggie and put it in my pocket or purse to be ready for whenever that nausea hits.
You are now speaking to a happily married woman! I really got a good one! The wedding was beautiful, my oxygen tank n all. Lol. My friends did an amazing job! We are on our way back to the hospital. Started vomiting blood again with a pretty bad nose bleed. But I don't care. Right now, I am so happy. No leukemia is going to ruin that for me
Your attitude is what is going to get you through this!! Many studies have been done on "miracle" patients, including my mother, and it is ATTITUDE that is the key. Your own body is an amazing machine, but people fight their natural inclinations, and think that it's just the doctors who are getting them better, when in fact, it is YOU and your positive brain power that is the cure!!
As far as the nausea, I'm with everyone here. Zofran is an amazing medication. Try to get it IV, if you can. The rest I would leave up to the doctors experience, with this type of chemo. One thing that was told to my mom over and over was too keep her weight up. They said that she survived also because as nauseas as she was, she kept eating!! I'm right there with you, you are going to do great!! Ellen
Congratulations on your marriage! What great news! You're going to beat this thing - you bet! I was going to suggest Zofran also - I was having severe nauseau from withdrawal from opiates and my pharmacist researched it and discovered that it works best with whatever changes occur with chemo. Hope that helps some and keep those spirits up - Happy Wedding Day! ElizaJane
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