• 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.

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    • attypatty's Avatar
      attypatty

      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?

      about 2 years ago
    • TomLand's Avatar
      TomLand

      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.

      about 2 years ago
    • Keephopealive's Avatar
      Keephopealive

      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.

      about 2 years ago

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