tiredmom959 Posted May 18, 2007 Share Posted May 18, 2007 I'm not sure which thread I was reading the subject of keeping weight up during chemo or radiation, so I started a new one ... My mom only had chemo and surgery (that included chemo) thus far, but she was diagnosed with diabetes about a month prior to her LC diagnosis. I think the diabetes was brought to the forefront because she was not feeling well and run down otherwise, we just didn't know what it was at first. She was a person who loved sweets, she was probably a little overweight but not much. When she started watching her diet diabetic-wise, she naturally lost some weight because of that, but I think it concerned the onc at first. Anyway, I'm getting off the subject ... the onc had prescribed anti-nausea pills for her to take if needed. She never complained of actual nausea, so she wasn't taking them. But, she would say she "didn't feel like eating". I had her start taking the nausea pills (which she wasn't thinking she needed) and they actually helped her want to eat more. She has gained back any weight she lost w/the first round of chemo and the Alimta hasn't bothered her. She had her last (of six) Alimta treatments yesterday ... now the scary waiting game .... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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