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Immediately after lumpectomy with sentinel node biopsy I had uncontrollable sugar cravings. Lasted about four days. Has anyone experienced this?

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anonymous

Stage 1 Patient almost 7 years
 
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    It is amazing how the drugs really do change what we want to eat.... Taxol for the first time I was fine eating sour foods like plain yogurt and green apples. With A/C I ate nothing for a week and then wanted fats/salt/carbs-- Lasagna, and ice cream! Now that I am tired all the time I have to watch Craving sugar to get energy!
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  • Tamara Thom Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    I hadn't thought of that! I'm embarrassed to admit how many donuts I ate at one sitting, I'm supposed to be cutting DOWN on sugar! But if it was an after effect of anestethia it won't continue. And I'll be aware in case I react to radiation treatment that way, I can plan ahead with something sweet but not refined sugar.
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    • anonymous Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      They told me add more protein to the diet. All I wanted was ice cream, pizza and cheese burgers the salads were doing it . It does get better.

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  • anonymous Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    Haha - 7 months later I still have sugar cravings. We went to my "I'm cancer free, last chemo dinner" and all I really ate was chocolate lava cake & ice cream
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    • Tamara Thom Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      LOL, sounds like what I would have! Thank you

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  • anonymous Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    I had with radiation but could be from maybe anesthesia??
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