Wondered about pulling together some of the tips that people share that may be of use to others preparing to start chemotherapy!
Welcome to the catch Mrs HP hope your chemotherapy is going as well as can be hoped for !
Thanks Mrs HP and welcome to the chat - please feel free to add anything you come across that has been helpful? Hope you’re coping ok - you’re on the downhill run to the finishing line now
I'd never heard of first bite syndrome.
It happened to me on my 2nd Biscuit once home. Really sharp pain for a few seconds
Yes Daisyandcarol it’s a funny one isn’t it and takes you by surprise although I only ever got it for the first couple of days. They often don’t mention it as a side effect which is why reading things like this can be reassuring that it’s normal.
Hope your chemo is going ok
Kareno62. It was my first oxaliplatin today so it was very reassuring to read it happens x
Can I ask why you shouldnt touch the pills?
I think it’s to do with the toxic nature of the tablets . Then you may touch someone else or another part of your body . All chemicals I guess !
Although saying that my mum handled them for two years and I don’t think we knew this piece of information back then !
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