What To Do About Nausea and Vomiting
What to do about nausea and vomiting during radiation therapy.
Do you have an upset stomach or are you vomiting? Rodney offers tips from his nurse that helped him. Let’s hear what he has to say.
I think there is one thing we can all agree on—vomiting is no good. There were days during radiation therapy that I was just so sick. So, I called my doctor, and he prescribed some medicine that helped a lot.
In addition to getting and taking medicine that helped a lot, my nurse gave me 3 tips. I did these things on days when it was hard to keep food down, and I want to share them with you.
Tip 1: Eat small meals – 5 or 6 small meals stayed down easier for me than 3 big meals.
Tip 2: Try drinks and foods that are easy on the stomach. Clear soft drinks, crackers, and plain toast are easy to digest.
Tip 3: Sit up or go for a short walk after eating.
Try these tips. They worked for me. I hope they can help you prevent nausea and vomiting, too.
Oh, it also helped to have a small snack before treatment. That seemed to work best for me. But one of the guys in the waiting room said that it worked best for him to avoid eating or drinking before treatment. Talk with your doctor to learn what might work best for you.
Feeling sick to your stomach and vomiting can cause you to lose fluids that your body needs. Talk with your doctor or nurse if you are vomiting and cannot keep down fluids. There is medicine that can help. So can following the 3 tips from Rodney’s nurse:
Tip number 1: Eat 5 or 6 small meals a day.
Tip number 2: When you are feeling sick to your stomach, choose drinks and foods that are easy to digest, such as clear soft drinks, crackers, and plain toast.
Tip number 3: It can help to sit up or take a short walk after eating.
Finally, be sure to talk with your doctor or nurse to learn more about how to manage nausea and vomiting.