Dr. Kim Stoakes, PharmD, BCPS, a pharmacist at Hy-Vee in Webster City, Iowa, and a breast cancer survivor herself, can certainly empathize with her breast cancer patients. Here are a few supplements she recommends, but it's important to talk to your doctor of pharmacist about what's right for you.
Florajen Digestion is a favorite for Dr. Stoakes.
Ginger supplements may help prevent nausea.
Vitamin B12, 2,500 units for neuropathies, such as pain in hands and feet.
This may help with radiated skin.
Miralax can help relieve constipation associated with treatments.
Cetirizine may be helpful if you're receiving pre-medication for neutropenia.
Placing hands and feet in ice during chemotherapy can decrease neuropathy.
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