Just started taking (Capecitabine) Xeloda, anyone else taking this oral chemo? What side effects, if any, are you having? How long before the side effects started.
I have been on zeloda for a reoccurance in my liver and bones since April. I didn't notice any side effects until a couple of months in. Mostly it has been the dryness and peeling of my hands and feet and how sore they get. I have found soaking in Epson salts and moisturize like crazy has helped quite a bit. However, i do experience random days of extreme fatigue, sleeping for 16-20 hours, which lasts anywhere from 3-5 days. I have no idea when it will occur and it's gone just like it came. Anyone else experience the same or similar?
On my 3rd round of the Xeloda, I can tell it's not working because I have new 'lumps'. Also have increased sensitivity to hands and feet, and so tired. My feet peeled during the 2nd round, not noticing it yet. Calling dr Monday, see if I can switch to a different chemo. One Day At A Time.
I had no side effects at all. 4000mg a day, one week on one week off for 3 months.
But my PET scan after three months was worse so
I started IV chemo yesterday.
Thank you everyone. Dr lowered my dose to 2000 mg a day. See if my body handles this dosage better. I started Monday, so too early to have any side effects yet. Hopefully my feet don't get painful as quickly.