Capecitabine (Xeloda) side effects: how do you manage them?
Has anyone taken Xeloda following chemo, surgery and radiation? I have/had Invasive ductal carcinoma triple negative. My oncologist wants me to take 6 months on Xeloda.I have vision loss from the earlier chemo and lost 25 pounds. I am apprehensive as to what Xeloda will do
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I can't find what we lowered my dose to on my chart because I have had so many treatments that I can't find the ones where those notes are on. But I do have my notebooks I'll try to look through last year's notebooks tomorrow and see I take a lot of notes at my doctor's meetings.
Yes I was not stage four but very close and after extensive chemo and surgery they hadn't gotten all the cancer out so we did radiation to the chest wall to get anything we could there and then I went on xolada to make sure nothing got into the bloodstream.
I think I got off it in June my hands are still cracked, I realized I should still be wearing my spa gloves but I put them aside, silly me. My feet are better than my hands because it's cold now and I wear socks.
I'll post again when I get my doses from my notebooks.
Jackie – I know your post is a year old, but if you’re still active on Mayo connect I want to say thanks for the tips. Two other things I do is wrap each Xeloda pill in some marshmallow before swallowing , and wear Dr Shool’s jelly spa socks in the house. The socks help cut down on friction. All the best.