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Re: [MOL] chemo for lung cancer/Carol



Ditto. Also, I always keep a supply of hard candy with me. Bridget


>From: "Lillian" <firefly@islc.net>
>Reply-To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
>To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
>Subject: Re: [MOL] chemo for lung cancer/Carol
>Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 15:40:49 -0700
>
>If you or anyone for that reason get dry mouth, chewing gum really works
>well.  I have dry mouth every day from my medications and have found this
>trick to do the trick.  Your friend, lillian
>
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>----- Original Message -----
>From: <KathleenCorrigan@aol.com>
>To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
>Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2000 9:29 AM
>Subject: Re: [MOL] chemo for lung cancer
>
>
> > Dear Carol:  It's difficult for me to pin down exactly which form of 
>chemo
> > caused which side effect.  I was on so many.  However, I experienced
>blurred
> > vision with a halo effect around everything for awhile, extreme fatique,
> > agitation, nausea, diarrhea, dry mouth, dizziness at times, weakness, 
>loss
>of
> > appetite, difficulty sleeping, and pain as the tumor was shrinking.  Not
>to
> > despair, though.  My oncologist made me as comfortable as she could.  
>She
> > gave me Ativan for the agitation, Ambien for sleep, Zophran for the
>nausea,
> > Loperamide (Imodium) for the diarrhea, and morphine or Darvocet for the
>pain.
> >  Eventually, the side effects became less severe, and I only suffered 
>for
> > four or five days a session.  I drank Ensure Plus every day, lots of
>juice,
> > and drank gallons of ice water.  My hair fell out, of course, but I had 
>a
> > lovely wig.  My hair returned better than ever!  I don't want to 
>frighten
> > you, though.  Everyone is different, and you may experience few, if any,
>of
> > these side effects with a lighter dose of chemo.  Good luck, and let me
>know
> > if I can do anything more.
> >
> > Kathy in Idaho
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