Posted on: Jun 18, 2007 08:47 PM
sendija wrote:Hi. My name is Sandy. I just started my chemo last friday, CMF. Have MF injections through the port and I take Cytoxin every night. I don't know what to expect. I've been reading a lot of things on line. I felt fine friday after the treatment. Saturday and Sunday very tired and also I feel like I have a constant heartburn in my stomach area. For the most part I just feel very tired. I can't fine the mouth wash that everone seems to mention on line, but I got a Tea Tree oil mouth wash and I've been rinsing my mouth 2-4 times a day just because. I seem to crave salty foods, and getting sick of drinking water. ANy suggestions from you ladies? What to expect after my second and third treatments, is it going to get worse or better? Log in to post a reply
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Jun 19, 2007 06:13 PM candie1971 wrote:Hi Sandy,
Jun 21, 2007 11:16 PM sendija wrote:Hi you all. It's great to hear from all of you, I feel a bit better. I thank you Candie for info on Biotene, I am going to check it out. My biggest concern right now is probably fear of losing my hair. I never really had a think head of hair, so I am afraid that I will lose it. So I've been checking into buying a wig. Did any of you lose all your hair or did it get really thin? Also, I started taking one Nexium in the mornings, that seems to help a lot with heartburn that I was having. I noticed that instead of getting diarrhea, I feel opposite. I am trying to drink a lot of water, one day I realized that it's making me nauseated. So now I try to flavor it with natural juices (half and half). And oh yes, milkshakes, yum yum. Did anyone notice that eating periodically small snacks helped with nausea? I notice that I have to snack a lot during the day. Anyways, I am just full of questions right now. Tomorrow is my #2 chemo. My friend is going to go with me. I will have time to talk to my onc and crearify some questions I have. Hope you are all doing well, I'll be eager to hear from you.
Jun 22, 2007 06:18 PM iamonly39 wrote:I just had my 5th CMF treatment today. It is very doable.
Jun 25, 2007 03:36 PM sendija wrote:I had my second infusing friday. Felt very energetic through saturnday. Sunday I thing I cought a virus that my husband had, nausea, vomiting fever 100.4. So I stayed in bed, ate some popsickles, tylenol and some fluids. Monday I called in from work, thought one more day at work would be better than try to go and fight. I feel much better today, fever is gone, some nausea still, but then I am not sure if it's from the chemo. Biotene is great, I finally found it and Am using it. Haven't noticed hair thinning yet. I hope all of you are doing fine, love to hear about your experiences, and things that work for you. As it comes to eating, I am not craving anything anymore. I am sick of chicken, don't eat red meat. Yogurt sounds ok, maybe some shrimp too. What seemed to sound appetizing to you girls?
Jun 26, 2007 03:50 PM candie1971 wrote:Hi Sandy,
Jun 29, 2007 04:51 PM Kate0574 wrote:Hi Sandy
Jun 29, 2007 08:44 PM b445 wrote:Hi Sandy,
Aug 20, 2007 04:53 PM Ivylane wrote:Sendija: The oncologist should be able to prescribe something for nausea. I had 6 months of CMF in 1991. It wasn't too bad considering they had NO anti-nausea meds back then. Didn't lose my hair, it DID thin a little bit. Was definitely fatigued for a couple of days after treatment, so rest when you need to. Try to snack on healthy foods as well. Good luck, you'll do fine,