Jun 14, 2004 - 10:57 am
I started my chemo on June 2nd and have my 3rd and 4th treatments this Wed. and Thurs. I need some insights from you if possible.
I am on Folfox and had quite a battle with nausea - it started the morning of my second treatment and continued 24 (continual queasiness and vomiting after eating anything) hours a day for the next 9 days. My onc tried Ativan, Compezine and Phenergan on me and none worked. As a result of the nausea I was wiped out for days and felt like total crap. I am not a baby and am ready to fight this beast with everything I can but when I felt like that it was hard to stay focused on the goal. As an aside, my chemo started just 2 weeks after my resection surgery which mightnt have been the best idea in hindsight..but I wanted to press forward asap after my diagnosis.
This cycle we are armed with Zofran, Emend, and Marinol. I am curious if any of you have ever tried Marinol and, if so, how did it work for you. I have a bottle ready to go in my fridge and am hoping that, since this is the big gun, it will work.
Any advise would be greatly appreciated.