I have been on Xeloda since late april. I initially was on 2500/day. In Augy, when my feet started peeling, my onc lowered the dose to 2000mg/day. Recently, they have started peeling again. I haven't seen him in 3 weeks, so he may lower the dose again,
I have many of the same symptoms you do, but I don't know what is from Xeloda, what is from arthritis, thyroid disorder (which is being checked into, currently), or just from getting chemo every 3 weeks and having cancer.. I am off Xeloda, this week, and yes, the fatigue is a bit better, but not much. I still want to go to bed around 8 or 9 pm. I usually get up at 6 a.m.
Yes, I work sorta full time. I work in a medical office, we have patients Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Tuesday is always day off. Friday mornings I either have chemo every 3rd Friday or I am at hospital working in the OR. Last Friday, we had to do 4 surgerys, and I was exhausted by the end of the day.
I think exercise would really help, but besides walking the dog daily, I don't always make time.
Best wishes and happy holidays.
Stage IV, April 2009.
"It is well, with my soul"