Dec 06, 2009 - 10:30 am
This forum is so helpful - thought you might offer your experiences with something my husband is going through.
He is 2 weeks from last of 33 rads and erbitux/carbo treatments. He is doing well. Food still tastes like krap so he is doing nutritional shakes only, no real food for nourishment, but getting all his calories and hydration in (he is able to swallow, obviously). He has some mucus and some dry mouth - all the normal stuff.
But his most troubling issue at the moment is nausea. Of course, we have asked doc about it and he doesn't seem overly concerned - just says keep taking meds. Phenergan works pretty well, but we are just trying to figure out what is causing it. He is using a 25 mg Fentanyl pain patch - maybe that???
Anyone else experience nausea at this stage of the game?? Any tricks, tips or words of advice?