Heartburn during chemotherapy

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120574 tn?1240771440 I was blessed that my mass was benign. During chemotherapy, the acid reflux, indigestion, intestinal cramping, diarrhea, and constipation are common problems. These problems result from the body's inability to restore daily the mucus, digestive fluids, and other cells lining, "operating," and protecting the gastro-intestinal tract. This inability is the result of the fact that chemotherapy works by stopping the division of rapidly-dividing and growing cells.
Avatar n tn Anemia, ovarian cysts, kidney cysts, full pancreas, weight gain, horrible cramps and leg pain during menstruation. I have many symptoms of OVCA, but I don't want to be an alarmist! What does it all mean?
Avatar m tn 1) Taxol / Paraplatin (first line chemotherapy) = September 2007 to Februray 2008 normal CA125 after the second cycle; went up after the sixth cycle / last course 2) Caelyx (second line chemotherapy) = March 2008 to August 2008 CA125 began to go down after the third cycle; went up after the sixth cycle / last course 3) Oral Etoposide (third line chemotherapy) = 22 September - 12 October 2008 completed the first cylce; her Gyn Onc would stop treatmetn due to toxicity her WBC, RBC, hemogl
Avatar n tn Let me back up a few weeks - I had pain in the center of my chest/right shoulder blade and heartburn/belching ... went to a GI surgeon and she ordered a gall bladder ultrasound. After the test, she phoned and said my gallbladder was fine. So onto the CT scan ... after the CT scan, the GI asked the radiologist to call me about the enlarged lymph nodes in my middle back. He did and matter-of-factly suggested lyphoma to be the cause and told me not to worry as most people survive lymhomas.
Avatar n tn I am siting here at 1 am in the morning because I work up with heartburn. I am unable to go back to sleep because of worry. My heartburn has been really bad since I found out about the last ca 125 test. I'm hoping this is caused from the worry. I am literally making myself sick from worry. Then when I read a comment yesterday about someone having a reoccurence and belching symptoms I freaked out. I just wish I could quit worrying. Thank you for you reply. I really appreciate it.
Avatar f tn During my early pregnancy I had crazy vomitting and the nausea meds also made me vomit.. OB gave me supositories and they really helped lol just in case u wanna try.. it was the only thing that worked for me.
Avatar n tn I do not hyperventilate and my pulse feels normal during these episodes. They seem to happen the most during the late afternoon or evening. I wake up with these feelings in the morning sometimes. The other night I was almost asleep and I could feel the 'episode' starting - I felt like I had a huge wad of bread in my throat and started to get panicky. I got up and took a zantac and 1 mg valium and sat upright on the couch for approx 2 hours and was then able to lay down to sleep.
Avatar n tn Please could you tell me the best chemotherapy management for a post menopausal stage 1c grade 2 endometriod adenocarcinoma of the ovary.
1253197 tn?1331212710 Of course without it, I am now in pain. My advice is to take lemon drops during the drip. Have meds on hand on heartburn. I used Zantac 150. Drink plenty of liquids before and after steroids..water..not soda..lol Be ready not to sleep for a few days. My doctor gave me Ambien to help with that... I hope this is helpful. This is just my personal experience.
Avatar n tn ocassional ache in bottom of foot, hand (left) - Aches in armpits and groin, - Lips tingling, facial/body/neck twitches - Tongue with teeth indentations, edges jagged, back of tongue feels irritated, bit discolored - Uvula hitting back of tongue - Feeling of lymph node pain/swellingburning in neck, tightness, neck itching - Itching - Burning (feeling like heartburn) lower neck, upper chest - Lymphocytes at 7 weeks 15%, at 10 weeks 20% (lab reference range 25% - 45%) - B-12 low at 154 vs lab r
Avatar m tn Annie needs to correspond with breast cancer survivors who had persistent adverse symptoms that came on during and stayed on, after chemo and radiation was completed. In particular esophageal dysfunction, upper abdominal discomfort, heartburn, foggy brain and episodic nausea. Chemo protocol Cyclophosphamide, Methotrexate, 5FU and radiation for grade 3 ductal invasive node negative.
Avatar n tn Only platelet issues with the HCV (slightly slower clotting). Not a thing else Treatment is immunotherapy, which is a form of chemotherapy. A wide range of possible side effects with fatigue being about the only one that's guaranteed. You could get a bunch of the others or none of the others. You just have to wait and see how your body reacts to the meds.
Avatar f tn most intense after vomitting or not eating/ drinking enough(alcohol, salt, greasy foods can cause this pain as well) weight loss,unable to gain weight, loss of appetite, inconsistent stools(loose or backed up) nausea after eating, get full fast, feel full up to my throat anxiety, moodiness, depression, overthinking loss of outer third eyebrow hair shakiness excessive sweating to the point that my garments are actually wet and there are wet stains during the day and while sleeping heat/cold int
1162347 tn?1293506770 I received chemotherapy and radiotherapy in 30 simultaneous sessions. Then in 15 days I had 2 brachytherapies one after the other . October 19th. 2009: I went to my oncologist for a post therapy follow up, he said there was no cancer any more. I know I have to keep in mind my follow ups for 5 years. Never the less....... The oncologist practiced a clinical breast exam nothing was found to be wrong.
Avatar n tn Tell your doctor if there is any reason that you will not be able to take these supplements during your treatment. You may experience a reaction during the first few days after you receive a dose of zoledronic acid injection. Symptoms of this reaction may include flu-like symptoms, fever, headache, and bone or muscle pain. These symptoms may begin during the first 3 days after you receive a dose of zoledronic acid injection and may last 3-14 days.
1500294 tn?1290275809 I have been terribly moody the last few days.... I feel bad for everyone that comes in contact with me My heartburn is still ridiculous despite my baby dropping.... I have to sleep sitting up :( my hips ache my belly is really itchy even though I put lotion on it daily and there is no rash.... my mucus plug has been coming out constantly for the last 2 weeks or so which is gross I have no appetite at all I have to force myself to eat so im really not eating like i should and then I feel guilty.
Avatar n tn , including conditions that appear to be after radio- and chemotherapy in cancer patients (such as gastrointestinal disturbances and compromised immunity).
144480 tn?1208808525 I think my situation is a little different from yours as they only found a microscopic element of malignancy within my ovary but because the cyst had ruptured in one area (not close to the malignancy) they advised me to have chemotherapy as a precaution. I am now half way through my chemo which is 6 cycles of carboplatin every 3 weeks. The main side effects are nausea (controlled by anti-sickness tablets) and fatigue. You do not loose your hair with carboplatin alone.
Avatar m tn The most common disability portrayed on television during the years that this autobiography was being written, 1984-2011, has been mental illness/distress. We find the following mental problems portrayed: agoraphobia, BPD, autism, OCD, personality disorders, amnesia, various anxiety disorders and schizophrenia among others.
Avatar n tn Within the next few days it subsided and happened periodically when having a bowel movement or just any time during the day. I started having pains in my stomach shortly thereafter, belching and passing alot of gas. I immediatly thought I have colon cancer as I am the type of person to think the worst. My bowel movements are normal color. The size varies-sometimes long and skinny (very rarely) and most of the time medium sized.
Avatar f tn Make sure he drinks ALOT of fluids daily. As far as the low energy issue that is VERY normal during tx due to low HGB. My moods werent good at all on tx either. SOunds like he does need some conseling as Trinity said. This is NOT an easy tx to get thru..you musttake one day at a time..sometimes one hour at a time. My first 4 months were horrible too. I wish you both well.
Avatar f tn Rituximab or Rituxan is a immunomodifier not an immunosuppressant so in theory it should not lower your immunity. It is targeting CD20 that piggybacks B lymphocytes. Now I'm going to contradict myself lol. In some cases (like me) it has been seen to cause lowering of other white blood cells. This is more common in cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy as well & are at more risk of this in the first place. Rituximab is typically given at day 1 & day 15 originally.
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1550149 tn?1340004330 White blood cells, the agents of the immune system, travel to the synovium and cause inflammation (synovitis), characterized by warmth, redness, swelling, and pain—typical symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. During the inflammation process, the normally thin synovium becomes thick and makes the joint swollen and puffy to the touch. As rheumatoid arthritis progresses, the inflamed synovium invades and destroys the cartilage and bone within the joint.
Avatar m tn But if I go to bed normally it doesn't seem to affect me, and it doesn't seem to affect me during the day unless I didn't get enough sleep the night before. Getting ill with Klonopin is exceedingly rare. Could it be that you're still experiencing some anxiety and that is what's causing your stomach discomfort? For me, Klonopin wipes out panic but anxiety still breaks through now and then (sometimes daily), and during those times I can get bloated, nauseated, etc.
Avatar f tn poor digestion (constipation or diarrhea, gas, bloating, cramps, heartburn, nausea, gastritis, colitis, etc.) Neurological: carbohydrate cravings, irritability, mood swings, headaches, migraines, "fogged-in" feeling, inability to concentrate/mind "wanders off", poor memory, confusion, dizziness, M.S.
Avatar n tn Your doctor would not prescribe a drug for you that was unsafe during pregnancy. It is better than not getting the nourishment you need to grow a healthy baby.
1176103 tn?1332974613 Apostom has tiny amounts of lots of herbals - Antimon crudum 8X gastritis, intestinal spasms Belladona 4X gastroenteritis Colchicum autumnale 6X burning sensation, nausea Colocynthis 4X colic, bloating Natrium phosphoricum 4X diarrhea, heartburn Nux vomica 4X stomach irritation, chronic gastritis Robinia pseudacacia 6X stomach overacidity Millefolium 1X digestive tract function, cramps I know from my med background that Nux Vomica stops nausea and Belladonna used to be a major ulcer drug.
Avatar n tn I have recently several days ago been diagnosed by a different doctor with gastroesophagal reflux disease. This seemed very strange to me as the main symptom is heartburn and i very rarely get heartburn. the day before yesterday i was prescribed prevacid solutabs that dissolve in my mouth and gas x for the burping. so far i can tell no difference whatsoever, but it has only been two days and i am going to see if they work after a couple weeks.
Avatar n tn since the surgery I can eat something and blow up with gas that makes the hernia worse than before the operation (minus the heartburn) I cannot burp to releive this gas. I cannot vomit at all. I had the flu and for a week I needed to vomit and could not. The surgeon who preformed the procedure said that I would not have to take any medication again. Since I was getting the same symptons my gastro.