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Day 7 after chemo and I feel relieved, literally.
Had Senokot on my list, but not in my bag with medication. I tend to get constipated sometimes anyway, and I did, as expected. Only two small bowel movements during the week. Didn't feel too uncomfortable, but something had to happen. Came near a pharmacy only today.
So yesterday I tried several of the remedies I found online: Drinking lemon water before bed and in the morning. Had ginger tea, rhubarb compote and several tea spoons of olive oil. Also drank water several times during day and also night. In the morning two small movements, and then in town on the library loo: Presto.
I'm glad my taste is good and I like eating.
Prunes, apricots & liquorice work.
Never tried the library trick!
Ohhhh! Rhubarb compote. Now I want some:)
I was given a box of Laxido sachets with 1st chemo meds...used a couple last time and this time..but things were quite 'difficult' on Saturday...ok now thankfully...chocolate raisins might be doing the trick ;)
Ah, will keep that in mind. Love them.
Ooh my fav subject
Half a dozen prunes at breakfast but I adore licorice and I have just discovered licorice chocolate and it is DELICIOUS and ahem well its medicinal
...it is OK because unicorns can see you : )
I have Laxido and senacot, but natural foods etc work far better and taste nicer.
Love chocolate raisins and like the sound of liquorice chocolate .
Hello ladies, well I've had a very tough few days. Following first FEC last Wednesday, I had an awful reaction on the Friday morning and was taken to hospital. Beetroot red and hot though temp low, uncontrolled shaking and hyperventilation along with hallucinations. I went to the gp yesterday and begged for something to switch off the feeling of constant agitation and he gave me diazepam which has helped a bit.Its like the worst anxiety attack ever magnified by 100. Am I alone with this?
Rosie, you are not alone in this. My anxiety is off the scale, the shakes have been the worst thing, my whole body feels like it is turning itself inside out. I described it to my Prof as ‘jangling’, he has given me lorazepam as I was on diazepam up to & after diagnosis. You dissolve these under tongue so the effect of stopping the agitation and anxiety is a little more instant.
I worried about taking what is pretty heavy duty but I only use when I need & it’s not forever. If I am lying awake ‘jangling’ and agitated I then worry about not getting enough sleep so it’s a vicious circle!
I hope you are feeling better today x
Mine too! Had to go back to the gp and get my Citilopram dose increased after seeing the oncologist. Start Chemo this morning - mouth already swollen from cheek biting in my sleep, had to run to the loo twice and feel sick. Surely the treatment shouldn't make you feel worse
Posted on my "anti nausea chemo drugs' thread, but this is why they are giving me the vitamin D ithink, and it's interesting!
vitamindwiki.com/Chemotherapy drugs often reduce Vitamin D levels, restoring levels helps– Aug 2018
That's alarming! I was found to have no traceable vitamin d over a year ago! Now take daily supplement.
Let us know how you get on!
Rubbish day...day 5 post 2nd chemo..been feeling not too bad at all, bit tired in the afternoons. Had my coffee, cereal, shower and popped up the back of the garden to pick up dog poo..bent over a couple of times and the ground started moving, shouted someone help me, someone help me..and woke up with neighbours and ambulance crew...and a big fat bleeding lip. I was so confused..couldn't tell them my name, where I was. Spent the afternoon in hospital...all observations normal..even my neutrophils back up to 8. I've never fainted before..and I never want to do it again!
It can be really scary ...especially when its a new experience and definitly if you are on your own.
Hope you are feeling better ...gentle hug
I was home alone when I collapsed etc etc... but this was the start of investigations and in turn treatment.
Glad you got help and your team are on it. It may take a while to 'get over' it if there weren't any signs you were particularly unwell as you may feel it could happen again at any time.
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