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    The only side effect i have presently is constipation
    Probably due to decadron.

    How can i help it?

    Stage 1 seminoma in august 2001
    with invaded spermatic chord and treated with RT
    Relapse november 2005, 4 BEP and now back to surveillance

  • #2
    I'd recommend a product with psyllium, like Metamucil. Also, Colase might help or you could get a prescription for Miralax.

    Hot tea and apples work too. :-)

    Good luck!
    Left I/O 5/9/05, 100% Embryonal Call Carcinoma, Stage IIIa, Laparoscopic RPLND 7/19/05, 4X EP 9/05-11/05


    • #3
      Colace stool softener worked for me.
      right inguinal orchiectomy 6/5/2003 > nonseminoma, stage I > surveillance > L-RPLND 6/24/2005 for recurrence, suspected teratoma but found seminoma, stage II > chylous ascites until 9/2005 > surveillance and "all clear" since

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      • #4

        stay on the colace... i had the same prob
        Non-Seminoma, Stage II
        Right Guy Removed
        4X BEP ending 6/3/2005
        RPLND 7/1/05


        • #5
          checking up

          Hi Eric,
          Just didn't have a moment to check up on you as I was busy with Doug. I wanted to ask how you made out with your first session of Chemo. I hope that you didn't find it too difficult. Hang in there, fellow Canadian. Ellie, Doug"s Mom


          • #6
            Hi Doug's mom

            I finished my first cycle last week on nov 18 th. Saturday was good but sunday was hard (dealing with weakness and a little nausea). On monday i was back to almost normal. I still have my hairs and yesterday it was pizza for dinner. Presently i feel like i never done any chemo. The only thing i hope is to see these nodes shrink soon and return to normal life. I don't know if my 3 other cycles will be the same or maybe a little harder. I am please to see that your thinking about me. I wish the best also for doug.

            Stage 1 seminoma in august 2001
            with invaded spermatic chord and treated with RT
            Relapse november 2005, 4 BEP and now back to surveillance


            • #7
              Going to through my suggestion out there I doubt its too popular but it worked for me.

              Seemed getting off the prescription drugs (everything non chemo but helped with side effects)

              BUT I managed through my 4 rounds of chemo pretty well compared to many. I had bad constipation problems but I just laid off the anti nausea stuff.... I just have a personal belief that taking drugs to counteract the other drug is crazy, and even worse to take a drug to counteract a drug to counteract a drug.

              Its just a personal opinion, if you haven't been doing so hot, I say stick with these people's advice.
              Diagnosed 4/26/05 | Orchiectomy 4/29/05 (so long lefty )
              Almmost had RPLND, canceled..
              Started 3 rounds of BEP June 20th, 2005
              Stopped Bleomycin after 4 doses, added another round of EP.
              Finished all 4 rounds of EP and doing great now...