• PetsR2love I don,t think anyone answered my question about after all 12 chemo treatments my body is so cold .

    Asked by PETSR2LOVE on Tuesday, February 21, 2012

    PetsR2love I don,t think anyone answered my question about after all 12 chemo treatments my body is so cold .

    I wanted to know how long it could last, and has anyone found medication
    to help. The cold is not the same as the tingle of feet and hands. Hope to hear.

    7 Answers from the Community

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    • susie81610's Avatar

      I don't know if the coldness ever goes away. Also depends on your weight etc. I just found to wear my clothes in layers usually have a couple shirts on and a sweat shirt that way if I warm up I can take stuff off.
      Good Luck
      Spring is coming soon!

      over 4 years ago
    • PhillieG's Avatar

      I think part of it depends on your body type. If you were always cold I think it may linger longer. I did the FOLFOX from about this time of the year and it had been a cold winter so I was often cold. By the end of Spring/early Summer I was back to (my) normal.

      I do have very mild numbness in fingers and toes but it's not an issue, I play guitar and there's no effect. I have the body type where I often do not wear a coat and I got back to that quickly.

      I hope this helps...

      over 4 years ago
    • SunnyCloud's Avatar

      I felt cold when I was getting the chemo. But I think it was mostly because they had the A/C so cold. I only recall being cold once or twice at home. However, I found out after surgery, that a warm blanket or towel around your neck and on shoulders takes away that deep cold quite a bit. Hope it gets better for you! xox

      over 4 years ago
    • Pangea422's Avatar

      My mom was on oxyliplatinum and was really cold. She's under 5 feet tall and with the colectomy and chemo , she got down to 80 pounds. Her scan can't back clean after four rounds of treatment so the dr took her off oxy and kePt her on the Xeloda and Avastin. Her coldness has gone away. She's stage iv but so far everything looks good. I bought her heated throws and blankets and they sell these little portable heat pad things at Brookstone that are bean shaped. So she would take those with her to keep her hands warm if we went out. Her hands seemed to be the most sensitive. Hope that helps.

      over 4 years ago
    • attypatty's Avatar

      Dear petsr2love:
      I am in Taxol round 5 of 12, after 4 rounds of A/C. I frequently feel cold, but it's due to the anemia which is a side effect of the chemotherapy. My red blood counts get very low with very low hemoglobin. So it's really being anemic that causes the cold feeling. Have you seen your red blood counts or inquired as to whether or not you may be experiencing anemia?

      over 4 years ago
    • TomLand's Avatar

      If the coldness is during and just after the treatment I would just wrap in a blanket - most places have them available, some places have heated blankets available :)

      If it persists I would talk to the Doc about it. Where you see just yourself the Doc has probably seen hundreds of cases and should be able to tell you if it is a normal, expected effect or not and make recommendations.

      over 4 years ago
    • Keephopealive's Avatar

      I had 4 months of Taxol...3 x a week. I have always been cold due to thryoid but never like this. I wear layers of clothes and big scarves around my neck. Our utility bill went way up...I need in everyroom I step into. I can't wait for summer.
      Everyone gets so hot around me...I layered big time the other day when friends were coming over for a card came during the day and I didn't turn the heat on and actually opened the window for them for fresh air. It was a beautiful day. It worked. lol
      do you use an electric blanket? I also use a small heating pad while sitting on sofa under blanket so I don't have to roast everyone out.
      Good luck.

      over 4 years ago

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