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How long do you stay sick after chemo?

October 14, 2021
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How long do you stay sick after chemo?
How long do you stay sick after chemo?

How sick are you after first chemo treatment?

Chemotherapy can make you feel sick (nauseated) or cause you to vomit. Not everyone feels sick during or after chemotherapy, but if nausea affects you, it will usually start a few hours after treatment. Nausea may last for many hours and be accompanied by vomiting or retching.

Does chemo make you sick for days?

Delayed nausea and vomiting usually starts more than 24 hours after treatment and can last up to a few days after treatment ends. It's more likely with certain types of chemo or other drug to treat cancer. Ask your doctor if the treatment you're getting is known to cause delayed nausea and vomiting.

Do side effects from chemo get worse with each treatment?

Most types of pain related to chemotherapy get better or go away between individual treatments. However, nerve damage often gets worse with each dose. Sometimes the drug causing the nerve damage has to be stopped. It can take months or years for nerve damage from chemotherapy to improve or go away.

How long do chemo side effects last after first treatment?

Sickness caused by chemotherapy can start within a couple of hours of starting your treatment and only last a day or so. Or it can come on more than 24 hours after the start of treatment. This is called delayed onset nausea and vomiting and usually lasts about a week.

Is the first week after chemo the worst?

For most people the side effects were worst in the first few days after treatment, then they gradually felt better until the next treatment. Some said the effects were worse with each successive treatment. Most side effects don't persist and disappear within a few weeks after the end of treatment.

What day is the hardest after chemo?

For most people the side effects were worst in the first few days after treatment, then they gradually felt better until the next treatment. Some said the effects were worse with each successive treatment. Most side effects don't persist and disappear within a few weeks after the end of treatment.

What helps chemo patients feel better?

Here's what they had to say.

  1. Get some rest.
  2. Stay hydrated.
  3. Eat when you can.
  4. Create a sense of normalcy in your routine.
  5. Look to your support and care teams to have your back through treatment.
  6. Keep things around that bring you comfort.
  7. Stay ahead of your nausea.
  8. Stay positive.


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