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First round of fec

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ktk
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Re: First round of fec

I had my he same anti sickness regime as described with no actual vomiting. It was also given as a matter of course. I did fast for my first round but had little appetite so didn’t bother for round two. Ate anything and everything when I moved onto Docetaxol but that didn’t cause nausea anyway. Good luck with your treatment. Kx
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Phone your team and they will get you sorted. You don't need to put up with that sickness. There are different anti sickness drugs that may be more effective. Call them! Hope you feel better xx
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I eat normally as I'm dropping weight. I try and drink lots of water though 2 to 3 litres per day starting day before chemo. Good Luck 

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Thank you for reply. Can I ask did you fast or eat normal pre session?
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Thank you. Im hoping next be easier. I will look at Jan threads thanks
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I was routinely given emend along with ondansetron. With emend you get 1x125mg tablet that you take 1 hr before chemo and 2 x 80mg tablets, 1 for the following 2 days. I also get ondansetron 8mg twice a day for 3 days starting dayafter chemo and dexamethasone steroid 2mg 3 times a day for 3 days starting day after chemo. Also given metoclopramide as a back up if required. I guess it varies across different trusts. I was nauseous first cycle of fec, but not so much second cycle and haven't vomited at all. Hope this helps. With you being a Jan starter you are best posting in that months thread where you will get lots of support. I tend to switch between Dec and Jan threads as only had 1 chemo in December. Best wishes

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I will ask next time. Is this the one don't give out unless asked for? Do you find it helps for less side affects of sickness?
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Thank you. Feel sickness eased off. No diarrhoea but I did try a 48hr fast before unsure if this helped or not. Other than earlier sickness feel fine a bit tired.
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ask for emend in addition to ondansetron. It's very expensive, but is excellent.

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Hi there Pb42 - i agree with DiKat - you need to let your chemo unit know.  I'm a week on from my second session of FEC and I was told that side effects are difficult to avoid but they shouldn't be completely and utterly terrible.  So - if you have a bit of sickness or a bit of diarrhoea then that isn't anything to worry about too much but if you keep being sick or keep having diarrhoea then to let them know as they may well be able to give you something to control it.

Big hugs x 

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Thanks. Rang unit she advised to just take metoclopramide.
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Hi Pb42. You probably need your sickness meds changing. I would ring your unit. Were you given Emend as well. Best wishes

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First round of fec

Yesterday first fec felt time till midnight (had taken anti sickness tablet) vomited on and off from midnight till about nine with small amounts of sleep. I tried to take a tablet this morning ondansetron which promptly came straight back up with earlier eaten toast! While this has been going on I'm seriously thinking I don't want 2-6 session. I'm sure I'm not the first.