May 17, 2009 - 8:17 pm
I am in my first week of treatment for stage II nasopharynx cancer. The treatment, I believe, is standard (Cisplatin on days 1, 23 and 44) and IMRT radiation 5x week. I was told that it's hard to eat during treatment for various reasons. However, I was not given a peg tube. Although I experienced a lot of nausea in the first 2-3 days after receiving my first chemo due to which I couldn't eat much at all, the current situation is that I have to eat every 3 hrs or so. I get a sudden cramp (throw up / burp) feeling in my stomach which quickly goes away as soon as I eat something. The feeling is quite intense. Drinking water alone does not make it disappear. I wake up at night every 3 hrs, eat a few (sour) grapes and try to get back to sleep. I was wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience.