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Tips for Nausea due to Radiation


I found that I feel nauseus, off and on, for a day or two following infusion. What seems to help the best is to sip on BOOST….my favorite flavor is Rich Chocolate.

  • Post #1
  • Thu Jun 6, 2019
Hi, I'm Betti

My Oncologist prescribed 2 different nausea meds. for use after my infusions. 1 was to be taken every 6 hours and the other every 8 so I alternated them. I never had any nausea to speak of so didn’t take anything other than what I was given prior to the infusion and did fine.

  • Post #2
  • Thu Jun 6, 2019
Hi, I'm karen ewell

ok I see nausea for infusions but you were talking about radiation nausea. I am starting it soon so really want to know about if I get nausea from radiation,,,,

  • Post #3
  • Sun Jun 9, 2019
Hi, I'm Betti

Sorry, I jumped to conclusions. I didn’t have any nausea from radiation but imagine if it occurs the same thing applies as infusions. Ask your doctor about it.

  • Post #4
  • Sun Jun 9, 2019
Hi, I'm Pat
I did not have any nausea from radiation. The only side effect I had was some fatigue.
  • Post #5
  • Thu Jun 20, 2019
Hi, I'm Ruth A P.

I was the same—no nausea from radiation, just fatigue. Also use the recommended creams on the radiated site. It really helps with minimizing the effect of radiation on the skin. I only got sunburned the last 2 treatments. I had to place a piece of flannel between my underarm area and my bra because that is where I got sunburned the worst but by using the creams that only lasted a couple of weeks. I did peel though where I was sunburned. I really had very few problems with either my chemo sessions and my radiation. Good luck with your treatments. Ruth

  • Post #6
  • Fri Jun 21, 2019
Hi, I'm DragginFeet

ANY NAUSEA! Try the Anti-nausea seasickness bracelets that use pressure point therapy. Good for morning sickness too. Cost about $20. I wore one on each wrist before, during and a few days after each chemo session. I did not need any anti-nausea pills prescribed for me.

IT IS BETTER TO HAVE NO NAUSEA than to have to treat it with drugs. PASS IT ON…. and also to women with morning sickness!!!
These are available in drugstore and any area where people go on cruises and could face possible seasickness.

  • Post #7
  • Sun Jun 23, 2019

I was recently diagnosed with T3 rectal cancer and I am entering the 2nd week of my radiation treatments. Haven’t experiencing any serious nausea yet – so I am here for any preventative tips before it starts. I have been drinking Ensure and I hear that Ginger is good for radiation nausea? Any advice would be much appreciated.

  • Post #8
  • Sun Jun 23, 2019
Hi, I'm JUDY F.

I had 15 radiation treatments for testicular cancer 31 years ago with no nausea due to diet from my chiropractor/nutritionist.
Nothing fried
No red meat
No caffeine
No carbonated beverages
No white flour or rice
I had at least one protein shake made with whole milk every morning
A sandwich with rye bread from a cold case in a large chain grocery store. A loaf is about 3” x 4” x 3” with slices about 1/4” thick. Smells like horse feed. Made a sandwich with the bread and one slice of Gouda cheese. Took a little effort and imagination to eat but it worked.
I never felt sick and actually gained weight on radiation. On the second day my oncologist called wanting to know what I was doing after assuring me I would be sick before treatment started.
Also took regular vitamins and extra Vitamin C

  • Post #9
  • Sun Jun 23, 2019
Hi, I'm Kathy M.

Have to agree with the Sea Band bracelets. I am alergic to the nausea meds, so no choice but to try the bracelets. They work, I never experienced nausea before, during or after chemo or radiation treatments. 35 radiation and 7 chemo. That being said, I only took them off on laundry day for a short period. Wore them 24/7. Finally 2 weeks after my last treatment I took them off. Good luck ya’ll, hope this helps.

  • Post #10
  • Sun Jun 30, 2019

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