i had terrible heart burn / indigestion following my last chemo. I couldn’t lie down to sleep for 2 nights, eat or drink !!
Sorted out drug regimen at the hospital and no problem so far this time.
Apparently I should have been having drugs to line my stomach before the anti sickness drugs which upset the lining of your stomach. So, I now take Omeprazole twice a day EVERY day regardless of when I take the antisickness drugs and it has worked for me.
I had been given Metoclopramide and was told to stop them as they can clash with other drugs and make heartburn worse.
Hope this helps
Oh thats good then, my mum has ranetidine daily and I also had omeprazole, now don't take anything, except during chemo when I just managed with Gaviscon.
HI Lisa (yayyy) sorry for calling you Michelle - definate chemo brain! My IBS started when I turned 40, had a few years of lots of tests, scans etc and they put it down to that. I suffer more with C than D and it has really improved over the last year or so, I tend to get flare ups which leave me with indigestion and pain higher up. Thankfully its not been too bad of late. Garlic upsets my tummy though. I love your photos, you look fab and you still have some hair, thats good too, mine is 1/4 inch (if that in places) of spikes, but a bit sparse and looking very white so still pretty much bald. I love your hairbands with the turbans, I hadn't though of that, might have to do some online shopping in a mo! Glad you are feeling good this time around, you deserve a good round don't you. I am having Docetaxal (T) not the other one sadly has SallyG seems to be flying through hers. Hope mine is as kind.
Ooh thanks Michelle, thats something to look foward to hey! I've always had the opposite with my IBS and in fact its actually been better since chemo.. weirdly.. or I've just got so much more to worry about I haven't thought about it. How are you feeling today?
oh dear not looking forward to next weeks poisoinng then! Sally I like the sound of your brass band bottom... bet you kept the man outside thoroughly entertained!
Oh yes Im' still standing is a good'un! Then we could have "Ring my bell" as you ring that good old bell!
Ooh yes, definately need a song. Do you have a bell in your chemo unit? We don't but we do have one in radiotherapy. Perhaps I will bring my own bell?? I'll definately be skipping out of there though.. or possibly crawling depending on T!! I'll think of a song... mmmmmm..
Love it Lisa....glad you got it done! And a sense of humour still in tact... bloomin' chemo can't take that away! Just trying to figure out if its possible to do the hand movements to D.I.S.C.O (might be a too older a song for you to recall) but change the lyrics to "C. H. E. M. O"
Sounds like a good film, if emotional ktk and Kip! Hope everyone is feeling ok today and any pain is under control.
I’ve had had a great first night at my Mum’s as I slept for nearly 7 hours. Sleep really is restorative. It’s so quiet here. If I wake In the middle of the night at home it’s still noisy as we live near a busy road and there is constant noise from traffic even at 2am! We’re off to a park in Guildford this morning to show my daughter an old haunt - paddling pool and stepping stones. Trust the weather to turn! Looks like it will be a drizzly visit but the cooler weather is much appreciated!
Wishing everyone a good and SE free day xxx
Ive had the injections throughout each of my treatments. I’m now on treatment 4 of 7.
best of luck Flossy