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... YES! Chemo does mess with your taste buds! For me, everything tastes slightly metallic. Here's the upside. I had a "siesta" for 3 weeks as my platelet counts were low. ... (2 replies)
... I used to be able to eat hot and spicy food. The spicier the better. Since chemo the food has been too hot to eat. So unlike me. I mentioned it to the doctor and he said it was possible. ... (2 replies)
Chemo and Taste
Apr 18, 2007
... I have had the loss of taste side effect, too, and it can be a bummer. ... (9 replies)

... gargling with salt and baking soda helped to keep mouth sores away and maintain some level of taste in taste buds. ... (8 replies)
... will be good at those times. And don't forget immodium can help with diarrhoea if it happens, so you are only looking at a couple of hours of it each cycle. Your taste buds may well be affected too so it might be a matter what you feel like eating. Try to eat something though to keep up your strength. ... (8 replies)
... y and I have found short tempered. As the treatments have gone on, I have noticed the effects less, maybe my body has gotten used to it. You may also notice as chemo goes on a change in your taste buds. ... (47 replies)
... Chronie, Yup.....it does! I'm only on my 2nd round (out of 8) and I can tell at the beginning of the IV. I know mine is due to the "cold". If I eat something cold, it feels likes pins & needles inside my mouth (as well as my hands and feet). But I have also noticed (even though the food isn't cold) a difference. Right now, I'm headed toward my "free" days (where I... (2 replies)
My Dad
May 23, 2007
... rs of gratitude that day! Oh yea, and the food was great too! I couldn't believe I could eat that much food, including this marvelous chocolate dessert during my chemo week. Normally by Sunday of chemo week I'm still eating my homemade chicken noodle soup. ... (46 replies)
... I'm sorry your Mom is having just a hard time. Please remember, chemo will effect your taste buds, thus food taste bad. Radiation made me feel sick. ... (6 replies)
Hello from canada
Oct 19, 2006
... C rectal cancer in 2003. He was well when diagnosed but had complications during and after surgery, so he became quite weak and lost a lot of weight too. His taste buds went beserk and most things tasted pretty bad but he kept eating regardless and that helped him through chemo and radiotherapy. Today, he is doing so well. ... (5 replies)
... It will help your dad to eat a well balanced diet during treatment and to drink lots of water to prevent dehydration. He may find his taste buds all out of whack but if he can keep eating, it will help him keep up his strength. ... (5 replies)
Getting Nervous
Sep 4, 2006
... and they about a half hour later they did an xray to be sure the port was placed correctly, and then I could leave whenever I wanted. Chemo is frightening. We have all heard the stories of someone so sick they threw up on the way home. ... (10 replies)
... e is now starting a second set of thirty radiation treatments. He is in a LOT of pain, despite a whopping dose of morphine daily. Can't sit for very long and his taste buds have gone south. Any advice for the rectal pain and something to wake up his taste buds? ... (7 replies)
Recovery Time?
Mar 21, 2005
... I can absolutely relate to the doctor spitting out statistics. My father's oncologist actually STARTED quoting statistics with each chemo regiment he was offering. I think he thought it would motivate him to choose the most aggressive to have the best "odds". He worked in the opposite way. ... (302 replies)
Recovery Time?
Jan 12, 2005
... Pgta5, I am glad to hear that your father is doing well. Posts like that give those of us going through chemo encouragement. ... (302 replies)
Recovery Time?
Jan 7, 2005
... I think I may have posted before.....dad is doing very well. He is about 2weeks out from his final treatment. He's feeling very good. The taste buds are slowing coming back. I talked with him yesterday and he is starting back on his exercise program slowly... ... (302 replies)




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