Diarrhea

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Diarrhea

by ErikaZ on Thu May 12, 2011 10:45 PM

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My 74 year old mother is on Tarceva for NSCLC. She was reduced from 150mg to 100mg a month ago because the diarrhea was so bad. She was taking 2 Immodium AD ever 4 hours to control it and it was drying her out so badly that she couldn't cough up her phlem (she has to get that out or her chest tightens). So the Doctor prescribed  Diphenoxylate/Atropine every 4 hours to stop the diarrhea. It has slowed it, but not stopped it. She is down to 94 pounds but the diarrhea makes her extremely weak. I still make her eat 3 meals a day and some crackers in between. The meds make her nauseated too. Please let me know what you do/did to stop the diarrhea. She cannot get any strength to get out of bed.

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by ernie58 on Thu May 12, 2011 10:50 PM

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ask the dr to prescribe limotil and hycosamine. It helped me after colon surgery. Good luck and God bless!

 

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by Geoffjoann on Thu May 26, 2011 04:52 PM

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Massive and consistent amounts of probiotics, both through organic yougurt and pills or fluid from top health practicioner or high end health food store. Your gut has to be funcional to fight cancer, as well as maintain weight and get the body balanced again, so she can maintain the Tarceva regimen

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by fovak on Sun Jul 03, 2011 04:04 PM

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On ?a? 12, 2011 10:45 ยตยต ErikaZ wrote:

My 74 year old mother is on Tarceva for NSCLC. She was reduced from 150mg to 100mg a month ago because the diarrhea was so bad. She was taking 2 Immodium AD ever 4 hours to control it and it was drying her out so badly that she couldn't cough up her phlem (she has to get that out or her chest tightens). So the Doctor prescribed  Diphenoxylate/Atropine every 4 hours to stop the diarrhea. It has slowed it, but not stopped it. She is down to 94 pounds but the diarrhea makes her extremely weak. I still make her eat 3 meals a day and some crackers in between. The meds make her nauseated too. Please let me know what you do/did to stop the diarrhea. She cannot get any strength to get out of bed.

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