Ju72 I use a teaspoon- and starting out you could start with half a teaspoon and work up to the teaspoon. I do a quick salt water rinse and then I enjoy a teaspoon of Manuka honey which apparently also has healing properties. According to others, your teeth will benefit from the oil pilling too! All the best!
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Hi Catherine, I was diagnosed in July with lobular BC followed by surgery in August (left mastectomy and lymph nodes). Chemo (3 FEC and 3T Docetaxal) started at the end of September. My last treatment is this Friday!! i wanted to share my experience with you. Everyone is different, but for me, FEC was not as bad as I expected . The anti-nausea meds they’ll give you work well. I never got sick and never used the optional anti-nausea meds - I just used the 3 days of required meds. I purchased Queasy Drops from Amazon so if I had an edge of nausea, I just popped the candy into my mouth and was fine. I started Oil Pulling with Coconut oil most mornings for 20 minutes and only had 1 tiny mouth sore which the prescribed mouthwash eliminated. (See YouTube video on oil pulling through Chemo). I cold capped, had the big shed between Day 21 and Day 25, but have not required a wig. I have lost over 50% of my hair, but no bald spots - it’s just thin, so now I wear it in a claw clip and nobody at work has noticed. I purchased Polybalm online and apply to my finger and toenail when I started Docetaxal to prevent nail issues. I may buy 2 more tubes to continue applying after treatments are done since nail issues can occur months after finishing treatment. The toughest day for me was Day 4 of my 1st treatment of Docetaxal - very lightheaded and sore bones. My Oncologist reduced the strength of the 2nd round so it wasn’t as bad. Prepare for Day 4 and side effects hang on for about a week. This included loss of taste, but keep drinking water! I’ve been working Monday through Friday throughout except when I have chemo. I take a couple of hours off every 3 weeks for Oncology appointment and bloodwork and I have chemo on the Friday. Back to work on Monday. It’s a long slog but we will all get there. Get lots of rest when you can. All the best!
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