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I just went through my first round of Chemo for Stage 3, I am having a hard time with the side effects, wondering if anyone had tips on how to handle nausea and jus tthe over all crummy feeling?

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Leeann33
Leeann33

Chemo side effects are tough on us, for me I would take zofran and sometimes ginger root capsules that would help somewhat.. I couldn't drink anything cold only room temp so I tried to drink lots of water.. I was able to eat watermelon,, also room temp ensure, not to good but it helped me not be so weak. Hope you find something that works for you.. I know its hard but stay strong. Big gentle hugs and praying your tummy feels better. I had stage 3 also.
sharon64
sharon64

Hi, I have rectal cancer, the dr. gave me some nausea meds, I slept a lot. I think that drinking as much as you can helps to eliminate the chemo side effects. I couldn't drink anything cold as well, and I couldn't stomach the water so I drank a lot of lemonade and grape kool aid at room temp. I hope this helps. stay strong you can get through this. now that my treatment is done I am almost feeling like myself, my last treatment was March 1st. Sending hugs and prayers!
sharon64
sharon64

Hoping your getting through your chemo‚̧
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