2nd round of folfox

SnapDragon2
SnapDragon2 Member Posts: 657 Member

On 2nd roound of folfox and man my stomach is hurting tonight.  I took some colace but it takes a while, the bottle says.  Any ideas in the meantime?

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  • SandiaBuddy
    SandiaBuddy Member Posts: 1,271 Member
    edited March 2020 #2
    Stomach

    I drank an awful lot of baking soda on chemo.  It seemed to help.  Cimetidine is an acid inhibitor that may also have an anti-cancer effect.  Ranitidine always works for me, but it may be linked with cancer.  Gaviscon can also give some short term relief.  I am sure others will chime in with effective strategies.

  • SnapDragon2
    SnapDragon2 Member Posts: 657 Member

    Stomach

    I drank an awful lot of baking soda on chemo.  It seemed to help.  Cimetidine is an acid inhibitor that may also have an anti-cancer effect.  Ranitidine always works for me, but it may be linked with cancer.  Gaviscon can also give some short term relief.  I am sure others will chime in with effective strategies.

    I have baking soda.  Whats

    I have baking soda.  Whats the recipe?  I do take cimetidine every day.

  • SandiaBuddy
    SandiaBuddy Member Posts: 1,271 Member
    edited March 2020 #4

    I have baking soda.  Whats

    I have baking soda.  Whats the recipe?  I do take cimetidine every day.

    I keep a box in the bathroom and just pour about 1/2 teaspoon in the bottom of a glass, add 2 iches of water, swirl it around and drink.  If it is too strong, you can just dilute it more and only drink part of it.