Chemo farts


I feel really embarrassed to write about this but I'm hoping I'm not the only one who has experienced this. I had my second FEC T chemo last week and as of the weekend I'm experiencing really bad wind! 

I can't stop farting and they really smell too! I'm too embarrassed to go out or meet anyone. Any advice would be welcome on how to reduce this side effect. 

  • Oh yes, both ends. They gave me Omezaprole for the top end - acid reflux. Seems to help the other end some as well. Xx


  • Yep that happened to me too on the AC part of my chemo. Got so bad that I stopped worrying about it and just told friends chemo made me fart and there was nothing I could do about it. They were all fine, although it did get a bit of a laugh. Didn't get the same with the T part of chemo.


    Lynn xx

    Lynn xx 

  • Hi Zam Zam, I remember asking the same question and was advised to drink peppermint tea, it worked for me. Good luck with your treatments, I'm finished mine now and doing really well xx

    Remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you feel and smarter than you think -:)  xx

  • Hi Zam Zam

    When I farted it was like the smell of a chemical factory.  Horrid. Just used to say sorry about that. lol

    Sue x

  • I had that problem too - it was so bad I thought something was rotting inside me. I found drinking heaps of water helped a lot. It carried on for a few weeks after chemo finished, but 6 weeks later has pretty much gone now.



    Hapus i siarad Cymraeg os byddai'n well i ti. Happy to speak Welsh if you'd prefer.

  • omg my wee, trumps and number 2's were so bad i made myself feel sick! glad it wasnt just me! AC was the worst. am on T now and its nowhere near as bad. 6 weeks and counting!!!! :-)

  • Same here, but mine is on docetaxol.  I am changing to FEC next time. I hope it doesn't get worse.  Not only is it painful. It hurts.


    There is no hope for me then. I am already someone who parps rather too much. Have been known to wake myself up - I jest not!!

    And tomorrow I start chemo. Joy upon joy. 

    Well at least now I will have a good excuse.

    Whoops ..........Pardon me


    Life is like a boxing match, defeat is declared not when you fall ..... But when you refuse to stand up again ....... So, I get knocked down but I get up again. x


    Your experience is?????

    Think this could make thread of the week


    Oh sorry I giggled too much

    Life is like a boxing match, defeat is declared not when you fall ..... But when you refuse to stand up again ....... So, I get knocked down but I get up again. x

  • Ahhh   Our thoughts will be with you tomorrow, you will be fine and just remember all the advice and kind words you have shared wih us all these last few months to get us all through it.

    Don't think you are going to feel like galloping much though   ha ha

    Take care and BE POSITIVE  xxx Hugs and kisses

    Love Edwina xx

    You’re allowed to scream  - You’re allowed to cry  - But do not give up

    MAMMOGRAMS save lives, I'm the proof!!! 

    7 rounds of chemo, finished 30th May 2018. 15 zaps of radiotherapy, finished 26th July 2018.

    I Survived .......