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Chemo no 4


Re: Chemo no 4

Hi Sandra, Sorry to hear of your suffering. I have just finished 8 cycles of chemo. You do need the Emend tablet and also check that you are having anti sickness drugs through the cannula at the time of your chemo, you should be. In addition to that you can also have anti sickness tablets to take home with you and take them as soon as you feel nausea. If you are still sick after that you can get the district nurses to give you an anti sickness injection.

It is also normal to lose your appetite, the best way to get over that is try to eat little and often...small meals of whatever you fancy. Poached egg on toast was good to help with chemo symptoms and fresh pineapple has an enzyme that helps to clean the mouth from the metallic horrible taste that you will have.

Hope this helps you...good luck

Re: Chemo no 4

Dear Sandra, 


I'm so sorry to hear of your suffering. I don't want to sound condescending, but are you waiting until nausea and sickness kicks in before taking your anti sickness meds? If so, take them before, and hopefully they will prevent it happening. If the meds just aren't working, ask your consultant if you can have Emend - which is gold standard for anti sickness, but not offered straight away as it is expensive.


The following thread has lots of hints and tips for chemo, and also has advice about food:




Another suggestion is to join one of the chemotherapy monthly threads, where you will join others going through the same thing as you:




Look for the month closes to when you began your chemo, or simply join the latest one, which is "Treatment starting August 2014"


Good luck for number 4


poemsgalore xx


Re: Chemo no 4

Hello Sandra17


Welcome to the forums. 

As well as the support you will receive on the forums we also have a free helpline where you can talk things through with a member of staff who are there to offer emotional support as well as practical information. The free phone number is 0808 800 6000 and the lines are open Monday to Friday 9.00 to 5.00 and Saturday 10.00 to 2.00.


best wishes

june, moderator


Chemo no 4

Hello.... I am a new member to the site and would love to hear back from anyone ..
I have just had chemo no 4 and am feeling so horrible. I can't keep food down, after forcing myself to eat something as I have lost my appetite!! I have a knotted stomach and the normal no energy... Does anyone have any tips for the knotted stomach or any advice on what is good to eat ? Help!!