Topic: Post-Chemo Effects
My mom just finished an 8 week regimen of Gemzar and Cisplatin. Wow--talk about a rough two months. Now we're trying to deal with the residual side effects. I know that chemo kills the cells that line your stomach first...and now she is having a hard time eating anything. I have to skip the formalities and come out with it...anything she eats causes diarrhea. The doctor prescribed Carafate and suggested that she avoid fruits and vegetables and eat "junk food". Something about how since junk food goes straight through the digestive system it spends less time irritating the stomach. Has anyone tried other medications to alleviate some of these post-chemo troubles? Unfortunately, the docs here offer few alternatives...