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Increased Appetite On Dexamethazone

Increased Appetite On Dexamethazone

Any ideas to curb this nonstop appetite while taking this steriod?

A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

I have a floor elliptical and every time I feel like eating I pull out the elliptical. Lollipops help me to. Sometimes I just eat but then I get nauseous

posted 7 days ago
A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

The Dexamethazone kept my energy levels up, but it also increased my appetite. I was initially grateful for the increase in hunger, due to the fact that I was nauseous because of the chemo.

I had to be purposeful in keeping additional healthy snacks around and drank plenty of water to help to curb some of the hunger.

Stock up on your favorite cooked veggies, fruits or lean proteins.

We also when preparing meals would bake an extra salmon or boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

posted 12 days ago
A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

Having steroids is what gives you the appetite. I dropped 15 pounds after they stopped giving me chemo. I am in relapse now.

posted 12 days ago
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