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Anyone experience reflux or indigestion while on immunotherapy? I’ve been suffering from both and it is usually worse a few days after infusion along with nausea. I’m not sure if this is par for the course or a separate problem. I haven’t taken anything treat it because I want to consult with my oncologist first. I have an appointment with him next Monday. Just curious if anyone else has experienced this.
Yes, it is pretty common for those on immunotherapy. I have been scoped a couple of times and have tried changing diet, time of day when I eat, several different stomach acid drugs to over the counter antacids. nothing seems to change things. I can’t sleep or lie on flat surfaces any longer, had to buy a powered bed to sleep on or use the lazy boy chair from time to time. This has been my experience for several years now from using Nivo (Opdivo). Best Wishes! Ed
Oh my Ed, I’m sorry you’ve been battling all these years. You’re a trooper! I hope you eventually find something that provides some relief for you. I’ve had two sessions of acupuncture to try to help with multiple side effects of immunotherapy (abdominal pain, constipation, nausea, reflux, severe neuropathy, muscle pain and bilateral Bell’s palsy). I’ve never done acupuncture before but was desperate so I thought what the heck. If by chance it helps with my reflux I’ll be sure to let you know.
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