Jan 11, 2014 - 10:47 pm
Radiation and chemotherapy is over but still getting strong nausea that results in throwing up at least once a day. Spoke to oncologist and they said chemo is out of system so it can't be chemo. Then what is it? Been on peg tube from July, still can't swallow, working with therapist but gets exteme nausea which prevents me from completing exercises in therapy or at home.
Nausea started after I started therapy and swallowing again, so now beginning to wonder if phelgm is the cause of nausea. But have no idea how to reduce phlegm. I am on osmolite 1.5 through peg and I do not believe it is helping my phelgm/nausea problem. Also, I am on the continuous feed so I am feeding all day and night but I feel empty sometimes and I get nautious like I need to eat. Thinking of adding soups and blending food to pour down peg but nutritionist said no out of fear of clogging tube.
But if I am extemely cautious in thinning and straining liquid why not? I have learnt that not all patients are the same and each has to experiment and see what works for them. I intend to start blending some fruits/veggies and smoothies and try adding that to my diet. I've been on osmolite 1.5 since July and I still lost weight but regained 6lbs and that's it. Have been at the same weight since October so I am currently 30 lbs underweight. But I am not too worried about the weight, as long as I maintain or gain. I am trying to find a substitute for these milky products that might be contributing to the phlegm and nausea.
Did anyone feel like this after treatment? If so, what did you do.
And if anyone has some healthy peg tube recipes please share.
Thanks and God bless.