I just finished my fourth out of twelve cycle of FolFox. I’ve had more nausea than my oncologist expected, and I had sensitivities to some of the anti nausea meds that caused migraines, but it seems like we have tweaked those and Emend seems to keep it pretty well under control.
I’ve had burning/tingling in my hands since my second cycle, but this cycle, there is numbness in my hands and feet and lips even when I’m not touching anything cold.
At my appointment, yesterday, I asked my oncologist if I didn’t need to worry about neuropathy so long as it subsides between treatments. She said that she isn’t comfortable waiting longer to reduce my Oxaliplatin by 15% because I’m too young to have trouble even walking when I’m finished with treatment.
I feel conflicted. Of course, my goal was to get through all 12 cycles at a full dosage. At least,I thought I’d be able to do that for seven or eight cycles. After the fourth seems so early.
On the other hand, I’m looking forward to the possibility of less harsh side effects.
I’m already taking 600 mg of Gabapentin I also have Glutamine, but I haven’t been taking it.
Is there anything you can think of that might help me get through the eight cycles without having to reduce the Oxaliplatin even more?
2/2020 Right colon hemicolectomy (invasive adenocarcinoma with micropillary features)
Tumor size: 4.4 in greatest dimension Metastatic Carcinoma in 12 out of 28 lymph nodes
Extranodal extension identified
3/2020 Began 12 rounds of FolFox