TinaFish wrote:Thanks, guys. What's a DVT?
NHMike wrote:TinaFish wrote:Thanks, guys. What's a DVT?
Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, is a blood clot that forms in a vein deep in the body. Most deep vein clots occur in the lower leg or thigh. If the vein swells, the condition is called thrombophlebitis. A deep vein thrombosis can break loose and cause a serious problem in the lung, called a pulmonary embolism.
TinaFish wrote:...So the obvious question, everyone, is how long does a person need to be off of chemo before the side effects stop?
Jacques wrote:TinaFish wrote:...So the obvious question, everyone, is how long does a person need to be off of chemo before the side effects stop?
I have no idea. I have been off chemo now for over 6 years, and I still have to watch what I eat very closely. I have a long list of "forbidden" foods that I don't eat anymore, including anything that contains gluten.
For bloating and gas, here is an interesting article:
13 Foods That Cause Bloating (and What to Eat Instead)
Rock_Robster wrote:(... love Emend and Ativan!)...
TinaFish wrote:I had my 3rd round of chemo (oxaliplatin) yesterday. My oncologist reduced the dose by 30% this time, because the previous time, I had horrific acute side effects. This time, I'm feeling a lot better. No diarrhea (but I proactively took lomotil and Imodium), eyes stinging when they tear up, sensitivity with cold drinks, although the sensitivity seems much less than what I previously experienced on day one), and voice/throat feels weird when I speak/yell/drink fluids. Slight fatigue yesterday evening, and pain in my jaw when I chew. That's it. The previous time I had chemo, I had horrible muscle pain on day 3. My calves were the worst. I couldn't even walk. Tomorrow will be day 3 for this round, so we'll see what happens.
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