• Oxiliplatin cold-induced neuropathy. Is swimming out of the question?

    Asked by Boomgirl on Saturday, April 2, 2016

    Oxiliplatin cold-induced neuropathy. Is swimming out of the question?

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    • GolfGirl's Avatar
      GolfGirl

      I guess it would all depend on how long your cold sensitivity lasts. It's been a while but I remember having a few days before the next infusion when I could tolerate cooler objects. Even if the pool is warm I would be concerned about the chill when you get out. I'm trying to think back, I don't think I went swimming while on Folfox. Wishing you all the best.

      over 3 years ago
    • abrub's Avatar
      abrub

      You should have some "normal" days when the cool water won't be a problem.

      over 3 years ago
    • Stylerman's Avatar
      Stylerman

      I agree with Golfgirl I pretty much stayed out of the water hole on treatment. My reaction to Oxiliplatin and folfox was miserable. It does improve but t depends on your your tolerance to the cold. I did spend a lot of time at the beach sitting under an umbrella and occasionally walking in to get my feet / legs wet so it depends on your body.

      over 3 years ago
    • Popper's Avatar
      Popper

      Water has to be very warm for me. My sensitivity is so serve that really hot bath water seems Luke warm.......stick your hand in first!

      over 3 years ago
    • Notiro's Avatar
      Notiro

      I have been on chemo for over 2 years. Folfox, folfiri avastin and stivarga. My first chemo was the Folfox including oxaliplatin. I understood that the neuropathy and cold sensitivity were separate side effects. I have been off the oxaliplatin for about 18 months now, but I still have neuropathy. The sensitivity to the cold went away after I stopped oxaliplatin. I avoided everything cold when I was on it. The worst ongoing side effect for me is the confusion and forgetfulness caused by chemobrain. I would recommend exercising the brain as well as body early in your treatment.

      over 3 years ago
    • Jenvivace's Avatar
      Jenvivace

      I wasn't able to tolerate cold water at all, there was a span of a few days when the oxali cold sensitivity diasappeared but then was replaced by hand/foot syndrome of my xeloda. All throughout I had diarrhea. That was the main thing that kept me out of the pool.

      over 3 years ago
    • PatriSolo's Avatar
      PatriSolo

      I'm fortunate to live in FL, I swim regularly in a warm pool.

      over 3 years ago

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