chloesmom Posted November 11, 2004 Share Posted November 11, 2004 I don't know exactly how this is meant to work, but I thought I'd like to pose a question-- What about supplementation? I can't really get any definitive answers on that topic except when I went to a complementary medicine center, and then they were all for them, but of course wanted me to spend about $400.00 a month on their private label stuff. Everyone is kind of vague on all this--my onc looked at my supplement list the other day, and said, "Well I don't see anything on there that will hurt you." My breast surgeon said pretty much the same thing. My chest surgeon doesn't even want to have a conversation about it. So, if all this is taboo, why are the big centers doing clinical trials with celebrex, selenium, etc? My current dilema is that I was taking vioxx for a cox 2 enzyme inhibitor and also for aches and pains associated with stiff joints and muscles. Well, it's off the market so that is no more. Celebrex has a sulfamonide in it and I had an allergic reaction once to sulfa, so my onc was not enthusiastic at all about giving me a script for that. She did agree to Bextra, but I read on the Bextra website that you shouldn't take it either if you have a sulfa allergy. GRRRR! So, here's my list: multi vitamin calcium fish oil green tea caps green earth foods -- algae, etc. mushroom supplement--to build immune system vit c selenium CoQ10 Arimidex (breast cancer drug) baby aspirin Is there anything I'm forgetting? And what about this sulfa thing? Any info would be most appreciated. Thank you. Cindy Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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