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Hodgkins/Nausea

OmahaDoug
Posts: 3
Joined: Mar 2004

I have been finished with my treatment (3 sesions of chemo and 17 radiation treatments) now for 4 months. At this time it looks like they have gotten all the cancer out. My problem is , that I throw up everyday and have been on Zofran to control the nausea. Various new tests have been ordered to rule out any more cancer..Has any one else run into a similar problem ?
Thanks

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dpomroy
Posts: 137
Joined: Dec 2000

Doug,
I had my last treatment a year and a half ago, and every once in a while even still, I find that my "gag factor" still rears its ugly head. All these poisons they used to get rid of the cancer do a number on our poor bodies that takes lots of time to get back to normal. You are doing all the right things...taking Zofran, and talking to your doc. It will get better.

Heatherjb
Posts: 27
Joined: Feb 2004

I finished 8 rounds of chemo and 6 weeks of radiation last Dec (2002). I got very sick during chemo and threw up a lot during radiation also. I tried all of the medications for nausea and nothing worked. I actually ended up taking peppermint oil a lot because that was the only thing that helped. It has been 14 months since I finished my treatments and I still throw up almost daily. I am especially sick in the morning. My radiation oncologist thinks it is because they radiated my Salivary glands and it makes my saliva very thick. He says that this makes some people nauseated. It has slowly gotten better over the last few months. Hang in there. It will probably improve slowly. I also see a GI doctor who put me on Protonix (I also have reflux) and that has helped as well. My issues do not have anything to do with the cancer (I have been cancer free for almost 18 months).

OmahaDoug
Posts: 3
Joined: Mar 2004

Thanks for the reply....It is like I am reading into a mirror. It's a relief to know that this is some what normal. Although , a little less comforting is that this might go on for a year or more, you just never know what can happen next do you?. "Life's a dance, you learn as you go". Thanks again for the response.

OmahaDoug
Posts: 3
Joined: Mar 2004

3 sesions ='s 15 treatments over 3 months and 17 radiation treatments.

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