Hello, Bev hope you are improving. When I did FEC-T in 2011 (the T being Taxotere), I found my taste was awful, too. Having read the tips on the Primary pages originally, I tried the pineapple too, and it worked. I found that pineapple and milk (believe it or not) were the ONLY things that tasted normal. Even water was disgusting! Give milk a try - at least if you can stomach it, it means you are getting some fluids.
I really feel for you, though. Even though I wasn't anywhere near as bad as you (or some other people here), I know the Tax was the worst for me - far worse than the FEC. I cannot describe the leg pains!
Wishing you all the best. Barton.x
Just woke up after first nights sleep since saturday. Slight improvement! But what a nightmare! Cold sweats...perspiration running down my throat and neck like a river and hallucinations! Tea and liquids just take like nail varnish remover! Food is vile, only thing i can taste which is nice are sweet shortbread biscs.
And the pains....!!
Lemon drizzle..im really encouraged by what youve said and you're so brave!. .,I know i have to go on too but onc will have to do something for next time. dont think ill get through another!
but thank you all for keeping ne sane through this...,.youve been so supportive and i can feel how much love and genuine sympathy there is here.....thanks lovely ladies xxxxxxxxxx
Bev I had weekly taxol. Wasn't too bad, jusy knackered. Couldn't face the last one , it just gets you down twice a week for 6 months. 1 for blood tests.
hi Bev hope you are feeling better..i know exactly what its like..just had my 6th and final cycle....slept all day yesterday.no energy and nausea today. Just hold on to the fact that it will pass. Not sure at the moment whats worse...dealing with the side effects or knowing the dotaxol wont be killing any more bad cells. Love and hugs.x
Golly me, Ive just clicked with what you mean by SCD ! I thought it was Secondary Cancer Diagnosis 😞
So much prefer Strictly !!!!
Sympathies for everyone who’s feeling nauseous at the moment - feeling sick all day is so awful and debilitating.. I’ve just had a bad week feeling sick, the runs and being horribly weak, but it suddenly seems to have resolved itself and I feel much stronger all round. I was worried about it being something suspicious but in the end I think I just had a bad tummy bug - I went right off food but kept myself going with bananas and ginger beer! I also found lemon and ginger tea to be soothing - I make it in small cafetiere (a tip we found in a turkish cafe - it really seems to extract the ginger wonderfully after steeping a while). I’m on Tamoxifen but onc thought it might have been the Naproxin/Omeprozole - he had told me to take them regulalrly to build up the effect - I did stop them and surpsingly I found I could cope most of the time with just paracetomol - less tablets to take is good as well. Mx
Morning Ladies saw my onc last week she said if you need something for dry lady bits just watch you get one without eastrogen (dont think I've spelt that right ) as it is added to some creams . I am on Letrazole which doesn't make me feel sick but my appetite is still haywire Sugarpuffs and blackpudding for breakfast !!I still find meat hard to stomach and seem to only want cheese and crackers and tinned macaroni cheese . I was also told to take anti sickness pills regularly not just when you feel squiffy and that really helped when I was feeling rough .Hope this helps .Have a good day everyone Vicky xxx