MM and Appetite

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MM and Appetite

by Sweetpea4ever on Thu Jan 17, 2013 03:50 AM

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Good evening!

My husband is stage 4 MM with liver, lung and brain. He had a 20mm mass resected this last week and home from the hospital yesterday. I need help! I feel so helpless and I hate watching him go through this!

He has lost over 20 lbs since this started mid Nov and has NO appetite. I force food just to keep him going and doctors indicate that it is a side effect of cancer. That is unacceptable to me and I know that there is a med that helps with appetite - but they say it is to early. Is there anything anyone can suggest .... please!

I am really stuggling and need any assistance - at the very least, someone to talk to. I just want to crawl in a corner and cry but cannot because I need to be strong for him! We havent even started the REAL treatment Yervoy...which cannot begin until some healing from the surgery. Anyone where I am with suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

 

Thanks in advance -

Monica

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by lsv12 on Thu Jan 17, 2013 03:38 PM

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Monica,

The doctor can also prescribe something for appetite it is called megestral acetate taken once a day. A friend of mine was given that during her bout with AML.

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by Sweetpea4ever on Thu Jan 17, 2013 05:30 PM

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dr said it is too early....need home remedies right now

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by dorothea on Sat Jan 19, 2013 03:00 PM

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Hi Monica,

I am sorry for what your husband is going through.

I have lost  some weight during/after  surgeries and radiation and went down to 127 pounds.

2 years later I weight  177 pounds and I am dieting, because I need to go down to healthier 160 pounds;Dr.Hodi from Dana Farber asked me how my apetite was ,as apparently MM messes up  with body's  gastroenterinal functions ,causes nausea .loss of apetite and loss of weight.

I don't know if your husband is on any medications currently,but  me personally what helped  me pack the pounds were 2 to 3 glasses red wine daily- alchohol is very caloric and gave me an immense apetite.

Of course I have no idea if at stage 4 one should even try it, but for me it did the trick and helped me pack a not so healthy weight that now I am trying to lose.

Best wishes,

 

 

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by fxrchopper2003 on Sun Jan 20, 2013 05:07 AM

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 there is a study at UCSF going on right now!Marijuana..sorry if this offends anyone....  They(the physicians prescribe marinol)  to assist with the appetite, it's legal, just ask your Dr. for it!

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by wlins on Thu Feb 07, 2013 01:52 AM

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I have read the same for cannibas. It has some medicinal qualities that also kill cancer. If it works without side effects, then it really doesn't matter what the stigma is. It's just a plant like any other plant.

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by wlins on Thu Feb 07, 2013 01:58 AM

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On Jan 17, 2013 3:50 AM Sweetpea4ever wrote:

Good evening!

My husband is stage 4 MM with liver, lung and brain. He had a 20mm mass resected this last week and home from the hospital yesterday. I need help! I feel so helpless and I hate watching him go through this!

He has lost over 20 lbs since this started mid Nov and has NO appetite. I force food just to keep him going and doctors indicate that it is a side effect of cancer. That is unacceptable to me and I know that there is a med that helps with appetite - but they say it is to early. Is there anything anyone can suggest .... please!

I am really stuggling and need any assistance - at the very least, someone to talk to. I just want to crawl in a corner and cry but cannot because I need to be strong for him! We havent even started the REAL treatment Yervoy...which cannot begin until some healing from the surgery. Anyone where I am with suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

 

Thanks in advance -

Monica

I'm taking a nutrional formula called "IP-6+Inositol". It has alleviated pain and has provided energy. I also started taking "Black Seed Oil", and another natural substance called "Serrapeptase". All three substances have research claims to help in healing the body and giving energy. I also take a natural multi-vitamin by MegaFoods. It does not have any herbs in it. It's just vitamins and minerals and probiotics at low dosages. Ask a nutritionist about taking multivitamins, and a diet that is suitable for his healing. The body must have the nutrients it is made out of to heal. Drugs do not give the human organism the nutrients necessary to heal.

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by wlins on Thu Feb 07, 2013 02:02 AM

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According to doctors, nothing kills cells faster than alcohol. Grape juice is better, or fermented grape juice, or fermented vegetables are safer and healthier. If you can afford either a mastacator, or a VitaMix, it will help him heal to give him "whole foods". There is also the Gerson Institute protocol for diet, which can be modified for the individual's needs.

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by Sweetpea4ever on Thu Feb 07, 2013 02:03 AM

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On Feb 07, 2013 1:58 AM wlins wrote:

On Jan 17, 2013 3:50 AM Sweetpea4ever wrote:

Good evening!

My husband is stage 4 MM with liver, lung and brain. He had a 20mm mass resected this last week and home from the hospital yesterday. I need help! I feel so helpless and I hate watching him go through this!

He has lost over 20 lbs since this started mid Nov and has NO appetite. I force food just to keep him going and doctors indicate that it is a side effect of cancer. That is unacceptable to me and I know that there is a med that helps with appetite - but they say it is to early. Is there anything anyone can suggest .... please!

I am really stuggling and need any assistance - at the very least, someone to talk to. I just want to crawl in a corner and cry but cannot because I need to be strong for him! We havent even started the REAL treatment Yervoy...which cannot begin until some healing from the surgery. Anyone where I am with suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

 

Thanks in advance -

Monica

I'm taking a nutrional formula called "IP-6+Inositol". It has alleviated pain and has provided energy. I also started taking "Black Seed Oil", and another natural substance called "Serrapeptase". All three substances have research claims to help in healing the body and giving energy. I also take a natural multi-vitamin by MegaFoods. It does not have any herbs in it. It's just vitamins and minerals and probiotics at low dosages. Ask a nutritionist about taking multivitamins, and a diet that is suitable for his healing. The body must have the nutrients it is made out of to heal. Drugs do not give the human organism the nutrients necessary to heal.

Thank you for the reply on things for appetite....can you tell me where to get the first 3 u mentioned? I have never heard of them.

 

Thx

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by dorothea on Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:41 PM

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 According to Doctors I should have been dead 3 years ago,but much to their Dismay here I am 3 years later, happy ,healthy and feeling great!If the ridiculous statement that moderate ammount of  red wine kills  cells is true , then why don't assume  it kills exactly cancer cells?A lots of  substances   in our environment kill cells, poluted air too kills lung cells-should be stop breathing?I drink two glasses of red wine daily and would highly reccommend it to anyone  for a healthy appetite! The red wine contains the powerfull anti-oxidant Resveratrol-a natural antibiotic that the  red grape plants produce to protect themselves against unfavorable climate influences.Other patients or Doctors don't need to tell me what natural substance is good for me and what not, because if they knew, they would know also how to cure cancer!So excuse me ,but your statement is a gabrbage.Wish you all the best.

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