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Raw Stomach - Quick Thread

Postby sbpaq1 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:36 pm


Currently on the XELOX protocol, dealing with Oxaliplatin side effects are tough but expected. What I can't seem to get a handle on is the feeling of a "raw stomach".

I am not nauseous as I want to and can eat and drink what I want. I normally take the XELODA as prescribed about 20-30 minutes after eating. However compazine or zofran is not helping the stomach "feeling" I am getting. Its not pain, its not vomit feeling just raw like its irritated.

Any ideas?
Age 30, Male
07/05/18 - Colonoscopy, T3N2M0/Stage IIIB Rectal, MSS and High Grade
09/10/18 - 28 Days Xeloda/Radiation
10/11/18 - MRI decrease in Tumor & Nodes
11/19/18 - lAR
12/06/18 - Bad news, Surgery margins inconclusive, 17 of 19 nodes, PNI & LVI
12/09/18 - Bad news, 2 spots on liver and 1 on Lung, XELOX start
02/15/19 - Good News! Lung spot gone, Liver Spot down to 1, Nodes shrinking.
06/15/19 - bad news! Rectal recurrence and node increase
07/01/19 - folfiri
08/23/19 - surgery consult unc

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Re: Raw Stomach - Quick Thread

Postby betsydoglover » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:10 pm

Xeloda does cause GI irritation - I know exactly what you mean. Compazine or other anti-nausea drugs will not help (as you have discovered) because the source is actually irritation of GI system as opposed to brain reacting to what it sees a poison (which causes nausea). I tried to eat a really mild, dull diet, but in the end I didn't see that it helped and just ate what I wanted and tried as best as I could to deal with the feeling since I couldn't find a any other option. (Oddly, keeping busy can help since at least for a bit it distracts you.) Maybe someone here will have a suggestion.
diag. Stage IV, 5/05, liver met
lap sigmoid colectomy, 6/05
6 cycles Xeloda/oxaliplatin/Avastin (NED after 2)
11/08 9x13mm right lower lobe lung nodule; removed via VATS 4/09
6 cycles Xeloda + Avastin
Avastin only 10/09-5/11
Still NED 06/18

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