Wednesday, March 18, 2009


I felt so nauseous towards the end of yesterday. I had taken the handful of natural supplements I am on for breast cancer and to block estrogen production and receptor sites.

Ever since I got out of hospital, I have not felt like taking the supplements but have persevered, halving the dose on most days. When I was sick last week with the flu, I really did not feel like taking them so stopped for those days.

I took the supplements again for the last 4 days but felt more and more ill each time I took them.

Last night, I vomited which I thought would relieve the nausea but the vomiting carried on for the next 2 hours - not pleasant at all!! I could never be bulimic!!

Just because something is natural doesn't mean it is safe or without side effects. I also need to do more research on the interactions of the supplements I am taking - but not sure interactions will even be documented yet.

I am seeing Dr Craig Golding again tomorrow to hear his suggested next step after reviewing my blood and urine results.

I still do not have the results from the breast tissue analysis.

My mammographer called today to see how I was doing and said if it was him, he would give the chemo a skip. If the Her2 is positive, maybe just do the Hercepin.

I also want to see if I can substitute the Tamoxifen with natural alternatives.

I am still undecided about chemo.

The supplements I am taking include:
  • DIM + I3C
  • IP6
  • Reduced L-Glutamine
  • Reservatrol
  • Vitamin D3
  • Curcumin + quercetin
  • Co enzyme Q10
  • Melatonin at night - 9mg

1 comment:

Ed said...

Sorry you are feeling so crappy.

I read an article about a major supermarket chain in China pulling American made cosmetics and baby products from the shelves because of fear over toxic chemicals which led me to this great site.

This is an extract from the report:
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics commissioned an independent laboratory to test 48 products for 1,4-dioxane; 28 of those products were also tested for formaldehyde. The lab found that:

* 17 out of 28 products tested – 61 percent – contained both formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane.
* 23 out of 28 products – 82 percent – contained formaldehyde at levels ranging from 54 to 610 parts per million (ppm).
* 32 out of 48 products – 67 percent – contained 1,4-dioxane at levels ranging from 0.27 to 35 ppm.

It came as a shock that the kids products often contained the worst levels of the poisons! It pisses me off!!

Get better.