How do lifestyle factors and exposure to environmental substances affect our cancer risk?
by GlennB on Fri May 18, 2012 03:00 AM
My friend, Rosemary, has just completed her chemo treatments including stem cell injections after six long hard months. She never lost her appetite until her stay in the hospital and is having trouble holding down normal food. She is taking Acyclovir, an antiviral and it makes her sick just thinking about it. She stopped taking it yesterday and I worry that she may need it. Nevertheless, she cant make herself take it. Everything she eats she loses it. I just want to help her regain her ability to eat so that she can get better. GlennB
by crayfish on Fri May 18, 2012 02:50 PM
1. Call the doctor, let them know and get anti-nausea meds. There's quite a few available. Get as few of one as you can as some will work and others won't for an individual. #3 worked for Michael. Loss of fluids is what you'll want to deal with more so than food. Dehydration is serious business.
3. Sniffing rubbing alcohol can calm the woozies
I hope you can help her. You sound like a fine friend to have.
by GlennB on Thu Dec 06, 2012 06:56 AM
Cray, I posted my message about my friend having Nausea and you replied with some very helpful info. Normal for one to have a weak stomach, I guess, after those many chemicals poured into her veins. It has been 7mo. since the "Stem Cell Injections". Her hair has grown back to about 1"or so. She is down to just one Med. ""Thyroxin" for her thyroid deficiency? That was the only strike on her bloodwork last week. They said she was doing great. She has beaten it for now. Organic Foods, Exercising at the gym 2-3 times a wk has seemingly returned her back to normal. I made the Doc stick to his word about getting her off meds asap.
Hope all is well in your world. Lord bless you and keep you safe.
by splash on Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:41 PM
when i was going through chemo and so so nauseated my doctor told me about ginger. yes ginger. i'd buy ginger lollipops and buy ginger root from the vegetable area of my local store, peel it, slice it into 1 inch squares, add a half gallon of water,, boil it for 20 minutes, then take out the ginger , keep the ginger water and use it for hot or iced ginger tea. it was a true miracle. i was on four nausea medications at the time and none of them seemed to work for me. good luck, try it!!
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