38yo suffering with gastric reflux after chemo

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I've suffered with gastric reflux for quite some time, but it has seem to got a lot worse since chemo. 

When having docetaxel, I get a bad reaction if they give it to me over 25% (which means it takes hours to give it to me!). I end up with a tight chest and an indigestion feeling. They are giving me antihistamines and stuff for gastric reflux but I'm now awake at 3:30am with it playing up again. So im swigging on Gaviscon now.

Has anyone else had this issue?

On my first cycle a few days past and it all calmed down again, but it's stopping me from sleeping at the moment which isn't great. 

  • Hi

    I'm sorry to hear you're suffering with gastric reflux. That must be very unpleasant.

    I used the search facility to look for other people in this group who've posted about this problem but drawn a blank I'm afraid. However, if you type 'gastric reflux' into the search bar and then choose to search in the breast cancer group you'll find quite a few posts which mention it. You could have a read through those to see if there is anything suggested that you haven't tried.

    I hope you're able to get this sorted soon.


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  • I learnt quite late in the day but do ask your treatment team for omneprazole along with your medicines. You take it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.