I'm not really sure that taking chemo along with alcohol is a good idea. I'd rather refuse to do that for some time. If you can't and have some kind of addiction, I can recommend applying for addictionresource rehab center. You'll get professional help and will get some useful recommendations.
When you are on any kind of medication long-term the odd bit of alcohol isn't going to do any real harm, it is just about being sensible.
Medications will say not to drink, and they do so because the presence of alcohol in your body genuinely alters how the medication will be absorbed (it can speed up absorption, slow it down, alter it in other ways) but it all comes down to common sense and the fact that we have a life to get on with. There are some drugs I never drink with, but I do very occasionally have a prosecco while on chemotherapy.
My oncologist said I can have gin and tonic if I wanted to because they were giving so many chemicals it would not matter BUT I think he knew it would taste awful and that I would not be touching any booze!
I did have a glass of wine towards the end of my good week (just before you have the next round) but seriously nothing tastes any good. Even getting enough to eat and drink is a struggle.
I had Herceptin and if you get aches and pains or a running nose be sure to take a couple of claritin hay fever tablets every 12 hours (that is twice what it says on the packet). This is why: http://myangrycancer.blogspot.com/2013/02/claritin-is-worth-its-weight-in-gold.html
Glad to be of help. So difficult to know what to ask in the early days when your brain is like scrambled eggs!😉 Have you joined the monthly chemo thread yet? I found it invaluable in getting me through this poop! Good luck with your chemo, it’s hard but doable.
Enjoy you tea!😘
Thank you so much!
I appreciate the advice- these are questions in hindsight I should’ve asked asked 😂
(but you just think of all the standard ones, you can probably guess which questions I asked...)
We will have a great day, she certainly is. She’s like a shadow of her former self since diagnosis, but she will be back to her old self when it’s all over and done with, and we will have a big party to celebrate x
My oncologist’s advice was everything in moderation! Including alcohol. Enjoy your afternoon with your mum. Once you get into chemo your taste buds may change and to me wine tasted like vinegar!😱 which meant that I just didn’t fancy it. So go for it girl. It’s an important day, and give your mum an extra hug I am sure she is worried sick about you.
So, I start perjeta on Monday and then herceptin and chemo on Tuesday (it’s my first round).
However, I booked a prosecco afternoon tea for mother’s day which I will be going on tomorrow with my mum, as I want it to be as normal a day as possible for her.
However.... my only concern is if I have maybe 2 glasses of prosecco, will this affect my blood readings on Monday? I’m a little bit worried about it- I’m 25 and still trying to enjoy life!