Feb 04, 2011 - 12:27 am
Hi everyone, and thank you for your answers, and support following my last question. It really made me feel good.
I just finished my first chemo session consisting of 5FU Oxy, Leu and Avastin. I did get the cold sesitivity that I was told about. It seemed to come and go at times. Will this stay the same, or will it get worse, or there's no telling?
I did get constipated. Does this mean I will get constipated everytime, so I should start taking some Senna before treatment, or can symptoms change from treatment to treatment?
Nausea made me really miserable. I did throw up a couple of times, and had dry heaves a couple of times too. My doctor told me to wait for the signs of nausea to take the nausea meds, the nurse said to just take them automatically for the 3 days that I was hooked to the chemo. Which is correct?
I don't have much of an appetite, which is opposite of how I usually am. It's like I have to force myself to eat, just to keep my stomach from hurting and making me more nauseated. I don't want to smoke pot, because I don't want to smoke or eat it. Are there any more tips you can offer to increase appetite? I can't even get my multivitamin down without nausea, and I need to take it because I am iron difficient.
Thank you for your time.