Capecitabine for colorectal cancer: Managing side effects

Posted by canfriend @canfriend, Jan 23 12:55pm

I have been on capecitabine for 45 days during radiation and now , since surgery on a 6 sessions (2 weeks on 1 week off) of the drug.

I have had 5 gout attacks while on this. Anybody else have this side effect??

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I am still looking for feedback about PELVIC FLOOR THERAPY if anybody has had any experience with it.

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I did 10 weeks of therapy (once a week) This was several months after radiation and chemo for anal cancer. Sometimes I think it helped. Other times I question whether or not the radiation caused damage to the pelvic floor. I have 4-5 bowel movements each morning. Drs only suggest using metamucil. Lately it was suggested that I take immodium. That didn't seem to make much of a difference. I did therapy for both urinary and bowel. I wish you well.

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I'm about to start my third cycle of capecitabine / Xeloda (also 2 weeks on, 1 week off) but no gout yet thankfully. Sounds very unpleasant and I hope you find a cure.

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I am still looking for feedback about PELVIC FLOOR THERAPY if anybody has had any experience with it.

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