How do you deal with Chronic Diarrhea and Pancreatic Cancer treatment?
Husband was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer 2 days before Thanksgiving, 2023. Had the Whipple surgery 2 day before Christmas. He did quite well. Is on chemo Oxaliplatin, Irinotecan, Leucovorin and a 48 hr pack of Fluorouracil, Udenyca shot. About the 3rd chemo treatment, he started having the horrible side effects. Diarrhea, dizziness, and a lot of pain. Started taking Creon and it hasn't helped. He just stopped taking it and all the pain has gone away, but diarrhea is chronic. He's done 2 5-hour IVs for potassium and magnesium but has diarrhea all the way through!!! Doc gave him Diphenoxylate-Lomotil and Imodium AD, but it doesn't help. Made an appointment with a Gastro doc . I thought our Oncologist would be better versed on these side effects and what to do????? Very discouraged….we feel like we are on our own, with no guidance.