Jul 26, 2009 - 11:04 am
Hi Everyone, I am new to this board and I am writing for my mother who has been diagnosed with StageIII colon cancer. She just started her FOLFOX treatment this week (5FU, Leucovorine, and Oxyloplatin) forgive the spellings!.
I have been reading most of the postings on here and have a question about taking vitamins to reduce or prevent the side effect of neuropathy.
I have purchased B6, B Complex, R-Lipoic Acid and L-glutamine vitamins for her to take. I was intstructed by the PA at the oncologists office that she can take vitamins on her OFF WEEK of treatment (that is, the week she has her blood work). I have also read on line that L-glutamine may contribut to tumor growth, so I am a bit leary about starting her on that vitamin.
Please let me know if anyone has taken these vitamins during their chemotherapy treatments and has success in reducing or preventing the side effect of neuropathy.
Also, she has felt nausasu and she has taken ginger ale and tea to help. She has a prescription for nausau medication but she afraid of the major side effect of headache. She stated that she will take it if the nausau becomes severe.
Is there anything else she can do, other than taking a drug, to relieve the nausau?
Thank you, everyone. All of you are an inspiration! God Bless.