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by Hopegirl
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anyone doing xelox and xeloda. Please help
Replies: 23
Views: 549

Re: Anyone doing xelox and xeloda. Please help

Thank you everyone for advise. I’ll probably stick with what I’m doing now . I just hate that first week of nausea n not able to eat or want to eat anything. And drinking liquids is hard too because it taste so nasty n with the cold sensitivity makes it worst n of course that first bite syndrome . A...
by Hopegirl
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anyone doing xelox and xeloda. Please help
Replies: 23
Views: 549

Re: Anyone doing xelox and xeloda. Please help

A few things to remember about Xeloda. 1. As others have said take it within 30 minutes after you eat. NEVER NEVER take it on an empty stomach. In addition, DO NOT take it with the meal. 2. Get OTC Nexium or another GERD like medication. When I was taking Xeloda, that was the FIRST medication that ...
by Hopegirl
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anyone doing xelox and xeloda. Please help
Replies: 23
Views: 549

Re: Anyone doing xelox and xeloda. Please help

Hi everyone. Thank you for your replies. Sorry took me so long to comment. Feeling depressed sucks . My nausea has subsided. Now just trying to control my anxiety without taking my Xanax everyday. I do have most of the nausea meds like compazine, Zofran, and Ativan n my Xanax . I don’t like the Ativ...
by Hopegirl
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anyone doing xelox and xeloda. Please help
Replies: 23
Views: 549

Anyone doing xelox and xeloda. Please help

Just wondering if anyone else is doing xelox n taking xeloda pills for 14 days straight . I’m having a hard time with nausea. It’s already been a week taking the pills and this is only my 2nd cycle . I have Ativan , compazine to take but I do not like the Ativan it makes dizzy n kinda groggy . Will ...
by Hopegirl
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Second cycle today with stomach issues
Replies: 9
Views: 357

Re: Second cycle today with stomach issues

Thank you everyone for your great advice. Ugh I just wish instead of getting tougher with each cycle that only the first cycle is tough. How long does it last the with the side affects with each cycle towards the end like the fatigue or neuropathy . I didn’t have really bad cold sensitivity with my ...
by Hopegirl
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Second cycle today with stomach issues
Replies: 9
Views: 357

Second cycle today with stomach issues

Hi everyone , today was 2nd xelox infusion. Feeling a little bit more fatigue with 2nd one . I hope it’s normal and also having some stomach pains a little almost like constipation bloating feeling . Hope it’s normal . This time they added another nausea Meds into my infusion because last Time i was...
by Hopegirl
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling nervous n very high anxiety
Replies: 37
Views: 1276

Re: Feeling nervous n very high anxiety

Thank you everyone for your advice. I was still a little nauseous this morning but not as bad as yesterday. I’ll see how it goes . I did call my oncologist and left a message . I’ll just try to stick to this dosage because I don’t want to try to take it differently if they change , I might get confu...
by Hopegirl
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling nervous n very high anxiety
Replies: 37
Views: 1276

Re: Feeling nervous n very high anxiety

Hi, this my 5th day on xeloda and I’m still nauseous. Is this normal to be nauseous this many days . My nurse says it will go away but when. It’s so hard being nauseous all the time and hard to eat anything. Xanax helps a little bit . I’m on 3000 milligrams a day. Do you think the dr. Can change the...
by Hopegirl
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling nervous n very high anxiety
Replies: 37
Views: 1276

Re: Feeling nervous n very high anxiety

Hi, I know constipation is also a side affect . This is the 2nd that I haven’t had a bowel. Is it because of the zolfran that I have to take for 2 days after my xelox infusion. Usually hot coffee makes me go . This time it didn’t work . Sucks I don’t have any appetite at all . I feel like throwing ...
by Hopegirl
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling nervous n very high anxiety
Replies: 37
Views: 1276

Re: Feeling nervous n very high anxiety

Hi, I know constipation is also a side affect . This is the 2nd that I haven’t had a bowel. Is it because of the zolfran that I have to take for 2 days after my xelox infusion. Usually hot coffee makes me go . This time it didn’t work . Sucks I don’t have any appetite at all . I feel like throwing u...
by Hopegirl
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling nervous n very high anxiety
Replies: 37
Views: 1276

Re: Feeling nervous n very high anxiety

Hi everyone , had my first infusion of Oxaliplatin this morning and took my 3 pills of xeloda also this morning will have to take another 3 tonight. I was ok when getting the infusion . I been home since 12pm . Took a nap I think about an hour not sure it’s because my Xanax was making tired . Now ge...
by Hopegirl
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling nervous n very high anxiety
Replies: 37
Views: 1276

Feeling nervous n very high anxiety

Hi everyone, so tomorrow is the first day I will be starting my Oxaliplatin chemo and also xelox . Oxaliplatin is once every 3 weeks and xelox for 14 days straight with 1week off for 4 rounds . I hope this makes sense cuz I’m still learning . I just had my chemo teaching today . I feel so NERVOUS an...
by Hopegirl
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here. Just found out I have stage 3
Replies: 20
Views: 1236

Re: New here. Just found out I have stage 3

So tomorrow is the day I will get the port put in. Feeling a little nervous . I hope I won’t have too much pain after . Than Tuesday I see my oncologist to find out when I will start chemo . That’s the one that’s giving me so much anxiety. Ugh it sucks to have anxiety disorder also. Thinking of all ...
by Hopegirl
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here. Just found out I have stage 3
Replies: 20
Views: 1236

Re: New here. Just found out I have stage 3

Hey Hopegirl- I'm right here with you. Totally blindsided at 48 with stage 3c. 12/17 Lns and scared out of my mind. Terrible dreams and morbid thoughts. PTSD definitely. I am finished with chemo 1. It was a hard road to get here. I have learned a lot about myself. I am stronger than I seem and I'm ...
by Hopegirl
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here. Just found out I have stage 3
Replies: 20
Views: 1236

New here. Just found out I have stage 3

Hi , I’m sorry if I don’t make any sense . Still in a state of shock and very scared . I had to ask for the test for myself because I been having cramps on my stomach. My primary and my ob dr.’s kept ordering ultrasound and X-rays . Nothing showed so I asked for mri and that’s how it started . MRI s...

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