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Topic: fasting
Posted By: jackie123w
Subject: fasting
Date Posted: Nov 08 2018 at 9:11am
Planning to fast 48 hrs before and 24 hrs after chemo, as it seems to prevent damage to healthy cells. Not sure if that will be possible in the weekly taxol phase. Has anybody done that?

Posted By: Kellyless
Date Posted: Nov 08 2018 at 4:27pm
I've seen this mentioned so I know it's done, but I don't know much about it. It sounds kind of dreadful to me. With the A.C. The steroids would make me hungry. Then 2-3 days later the chemo sick would set in and I could barely force anything down. if I'd not eaten on my best tummy days - the days you'll be fasting... I think I would've gotten terribly weak. And I felt pretty frail in the middle of it as it was. I'm sure you're doing this with doctor supervision, but do listen to your body thru it all. Work with a nutritionist that specializes in chemo patient's. My facility has them, I worked with one both times. Eating iron and protein is essential, it can help you avoid treatment delays for low blood counts. It also helps with the fatigue. This last time I had days when I 'd sleep 12 hours and not feel rested. Upping the protein helped.   Best wishes to you! I hope it works out well and is easier than it sounds! Do let us know how it goes and what tips make it work best.

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