Monday, December 26, 2016

December 26, 2016 - Oops

Last night I was doing some research and discovered that Grapefruit Seed Extract and grapefruit juice can interact with cancer drugs.  "Continued use" can reduce the effectiveness of the chemo drugs.  I have been taking GSE since the 7th day, with some regularity.  I did this out of habit since we do this on most trips to build immunity against everything that travel exposes us to.  It does work, but now I will stop using it.  The choice: cold or ineffective cancer treatment.  I guess I will take cold.

As a result of this discovery I lost sleep last night and have a scratchy throat today.  :-(

We leave tomorrow evening.



  1. I'm posting this comment mostly to let you know that at least one person is reading your posts. I think it would be good if others did post occasionally to provide confirmation that you have an audience but I suggest they stay away from potential remedies or ways to minimize side effects unless someone has first-hand experience or knowledge and even then you probably have enough input already. Best wishes for your trip back and the new year.

  2. Yes, the point of my posting the ooops is that anyone in chemo treatment needs to be very careful about using any other drugs at the same time. The unfortunate part of this is that the doctors don't always know about interactions or benefits for that matter because their focus is on the drug and the studies that back up the treatment.