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Chemotherapy Side Effects: Nausea and Vomiting

Methods For Preventing Anticipatory Vomiting

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Anticipatory nausea and vomiting is a conditioned or learned response that occurs after a negative past experience in which nausea and vomiting was not controlled.

Behavorial therapies such as relaxation, hypnosis, guided imagery and acupuncture may be effective. For information about these therapies, see the documents in  "To Learn More."

Behavorial therapies can be used along with anti-nausea medications such as benzodiazepines (Xanax or Ativan). 

Some experts suggest that on the day of treatment:

  • Eliminate offending odors. For example, open a window or put in a fan to expell smells from the kitchen.
  • Leave thehouse if the weather is nice and there are smells that may offend.
  • Eat room termperature foods. They have less odor than hot foods.
  • Avoid spicy, gresay foods.
  • Have dry food such as saltine crackers before getting out of bed to have something in your stomach to soak up extra fluids.

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