I had 4 cycles of Alimta and Cisplatin for lung cancer. It is wicked stuff. I had lots of nausea but the cancer center was great in providing anti-nausea drugs. My oncologist gave me several prescript
ions that helped and when it got really bad, the cancer had me come in for IV treatments. Don't be afraid to call when the symptoms appear. The longer you wait, the harder it is to treat the nausea. I learned that the hard way.
I also had the mouth sores, metallic taste, some hair loss the lots of fatigue. It took a good month after treatment stopped for me to start to feel normal.
Sorry to be so negative but your hubby is taking different drugs that I hope don't have such severe side-effects. The good news is that I am in remission so all the crap was well worth it. I hope chemo works for him.
Age 74. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Catheter out on 12/13/06. Dry on 12/14/06.
Pathological stage: T2C N0 MX. Gleason 3+4.
50 mg Viagra + .04 cc Trimix = Excellent Results
PSAs from 1/3/07 - 7/17/08 0.00.
PSA on 1/28/09 - 0.02
Lung cancer dxed on 5/16/08. Surgery on 6/25/08 T1N1M0 - Stage IIA Finished 4 cycles of chemo on 11/7/08.
CT scans on 12/2/08 & 2/25/09 - in remission!!!
Next scan in May 09.Biker90's Journeyhttp://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jimrobinson
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."