Hand and Foot Syndrome - any suggestions?
Xeloda (chemo pill) is causing hand/foot syndrome where feet, especially, have lost the first layer of skin and they are extremely painful with a lot of “nerve heat”. I can still walk but just barely and only short distances. Finger tips are also affected, but not so badly. Have been prescribed Triamcinolone Acetonide 0.1% and it seems to help but not enough. Am also trying cold water foot baths. Anyone have the same issues and suggestions for how to mitigate? Went from 2000 mgs Xeloda to 1500 mgs/day and would rather not reduce my dosage as I have bone and liver mets. There’s a possibility of doing 1 week on Xeloda and 1 week off – am currently on 2 weeks on and one week off. Any feedback will be much appreciated.