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No need to apologise ND!

Good to hear you're keeping the nausea at bay - I will stock up on ginger and gingernut biscuits 😉!

Thanks for the tip about the sun - something else to be mindful of 🙄.

You take care too.

Deb x

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Hello,

 

thank you for info.

loving my ginger nut biscuits at the moment😁

 

Be Safe

ND

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Hello K,

 

Yes, thank you, having the ginger tea.

It helps.

Ginger Nut biscuits too😋

 

be safe.

 

ND

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Hello Deb,

 

Apologies for late response.

I maybe at home, but no rest from work calls!!😂

 

I am having fresh tumeric in most of my meals, esp when cooking Indian.

So chemo unit can prescribe DOMPERIDONE for the nausea feeling, but truly fed up of taking more tablets. If it gets worse I will, but manageable at the moment.

 

Good luck with your treatment.

Make sure you protect skin from the sun SPF 100. The tablets make skin more sensitive.

 

take care

ND

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I found grated fresh ginger and a squeeze of lemon in hot water really good for nausea.  Ginger nut biscuits are good too xx

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Have you tried ginger? You could make tea and try that? Kx

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Hi again ND

 

Ah OK well I will check about Omega 3.

A friend recommended Turmeric Chai tea which I was expecting to be disgusting but actually, made with Oatly milk, it's quite manageable!

Sorry to hear about the nausea - can they not give you something for it?

I start Cap on the 15th April.

 

Deb xx

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Hi Deb,

 

no worries.😊

 

when I was on Pablocilib, oncologist did not allow any supplements except Vit D3, which I am still taking.

 

With capceitabine, he said I could add Tumeric, but that’s it.

 

I have constant feeling of nausea at the moment so trying to eat small amounts but often enough.

 

i hope you are all well.

 

thank you 

ND

 

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Hi ND

So sorry for delay in replying but there were issues with posting in the week and I've only just come back on.

In answer to your question about supplements, since my primary diagnosis I've been taking Vit D3 and statins (both recommended by onc) and low dose aspirin (after discussion with my GP).  However having now had a secondary diagnosis after 29 months I don't feel I can recommend any of those and I've stopped taking the aspirin.  I have read that Omega 3 can help with chemo SEs so I will give that a go. How about you?

Hope the Cape is still going OK?

love Deb xx

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Hi Deb

Yes, I agree the thread is not so well used at the moment, it all depends on how many ladies are currently on a particular treatment. Also this forum does have an annoying habit of going to the very first posts of a thread, not the latest, so you can often see things written many years ago - especially on a popular thread like the capecitabine one!  Anyway glad you have found some info on the private part of the forum but not everyone, including me, is on that part so any general enquiries still get seen and hopefully responded to if you add to an existing, relevant thread.

Nicky x

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Hello Deb,

 

I have Estrogen positive cancer.

started the tablets on Thursday evening... so far no major side effects except bloated tummy and very sore/ painful back... so not sure if the medication  is working or the metas in spine at work, so to speak!!!

I was given the option of chemo tablets or IV chemo at my last appointment and all I can say glad I picked tablets considering the current situation. I’m hoping these tablets work and last a lot longer than 6 months!!

 

Do you take any other supplements?

 

Hope all goes well for you, Deb🥰🤔

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Hi Nicky

So sorry to muscle in on your reply to ND but I too have posted on the private secondary forum today about starting Capecitabine having been diagnosed with triple neg lung mets.  I saw the thread you bumped up for ND but to be honest I'm finding navigating these forums a bit of a nightmare! I looked at the first and last messages on the thread but they all seemed so old so I'm obviously doing something wrong?! 🙄

Deb x

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Hi ND

Sorry to read your post. I have posted today too on the private Secondary group. I am likely to be starting Capecitabine after talking to my nurse as I think my onc feels it's the only option at the moment due to the dreaded CV as it's taken orally so avoids hospital visits?  Will be discussing with my onc on Wednesday. Hope you don't mind me asking but is your cancer triple neg?

Good luck with the treatment. Deb xx

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Sorry to hear of your progression and that you are moving on to Capecitabine.

It is a very doable chemo but obviously has it’s side effects as they all do. 
There’s a long thread which I will ‘bump’ up for you to look at and maybe see who else is on it at the moment, it varies all the time as to what treatments us secondary ladies are on. I wouldn’t say that it only lasts for 6 months either, that’s quite a negative amount of time your oncologist has said. I know of ladies who have been on it for months and months, if not years!
Good luck

Nicky x

 

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Hello All,

 

So I was diagnosed last year with breast cancer which had spread to lymph node under armpit, three liver lesions and just visible lesion on the spine under a PET scan. 
I was started on Pablocilib..worked great for 7 months and last scan at the beginning of this month showed the liver lesions were back and so too the bone lesions.

my Oncologist has changed to capceitabine.

 

pretty bummed ☹️ that pablocilib didn’t work (was told average 2yrs). 
oncologist said this chemo tablets work for an average of six months!!

i start my first cycle this Thursday and will be self isolating for the next three months because of COVID-19!!! 😖

 

Any advice would be great.

or suggestions 

thank you 

ND