Zoffiel said:@Berchel14 Many of us started chemo intending to be paragons of virtue; eating clean and green, eschewing salt, sugar and alcohol. Many of us then end up surviving on cheese toasties for months (despite gluten issues) and sneaking the odd medicinal muscat when it all gets too muchJust do the best you can. Soda water is your friend as it can fizz the grey dead stuff off your tongue, but apart from that piece of advice, you are just going to have to suck/slurp/chew your way through it. Be prepared for something you enjoyed last week to be soo disgusting and associated with mad gut pains this week that you will never touch it again. I'm talking about you, anchovy stuffed olives.
cranky_granny said:I definitely agree with kezmusc chemo mouth is the pits. I didn't get it straight away after the 2nd dose about the same time as i started moulting. At first i though wow that wasn’t so bad. Eat healthy but what you like. I did find it wasn’t just taste but things smelled different too. But as they say. Everyone reacts differentlyI followed My treatment teams orders as best I could and looked up heaps of advise on here. Im not great with words so Instead of asking i would go to search bar First. Getting better at this posting stuff now its only taken 3 years hope everything goes well for through your chemotherapy Berchel14
kezmusc said:I would suggest you eat whatever actually tastes like food through chemo. Chemo mouth is the pits and food loses it's taste. Thankfully chocolate and wine tasted the same.
Afraser said:Lucky @kezmusc! One of the first things I went off during chemo was wine - tasted vile. Six months with virtually no alcohol (a sip or two of champagne was possible) probably explained why I lost ten kilos. In an (moderately successful) attempt to keep it off I have upped my no alcohol days considerably and become a de- alcoholised wine ‘expert’ instead. No, it’s not the same but it’s a glass of something appropriate with a meal or in the evening. As no doctor actually recommends alcohol (as distinct from saying one glass may do no harm or interract with anything) a reduced intake may be beneficial for other reasons too. But the occasional glass of the real stuff is still a pleasure.