Started first chemo last Friday. Side effects were going well until I developed severe Abdominal cramps which lead me to be hospitalised for 2days. Oncologist feels there could be possible ulcers, acid reflux or the chemo has affected the mucus membranes of the lining of stomach.
Since discharged ive felt really bloated and passing alot... n i mean alot of wind. Has anyone else experienced this. I've since read up on it and this seems to be a fairly common side effect... Its so true when you're told to expect the unexpected.
In all fairness im glad to say my response to the initial chemo is way better than expected. Not everyone is the same so you just have to go with the flow and take each day as it comes.
The constipation is really bad and I'm uncomfortable all the time following an extremely excruciating bowel movement. I tried prune juice since that and on that note I'll say no more.. from one extreme to the next is all I can say. Was given Movicol to take but really not too keen on it so I'll stick to the prune juice on a regular basis cos one good dose seemed to have done the job.