Hi Chemo folks
I started chemo yesterday. Tingling fingers are wierd. I just noticed my fingernails. Looking quite pinkish red under the nails.
Is that expected?
My fingers are a bit cold and tingly now. Not sure if it goes away if I warm them up.
Not sure about the pinkish red under the nails. But the tingling fingers? Yes, I had that, especially if it was cold.
You could try wearing gloves when you're outside and/or if it is cold. See if that makes a difference for you.
I used to also get the tingling feeling in the soles of my feet from the cold coming through my shoes.
I hope you were warned about the neuropathy. 12 months after completing my 12 cycles, and I still don't have full feeling back in my hands and feet.
All good otherwise?
I knew about tingling in fingers and feet. The feet was a shock first time this morning. I step off the bath mat and it started to feel like I had insects crawling under my feet.
My treatment is only 3 months long. They did tell me that longer treatments take longer to recover and excessively long treatments may never recover.
Now that my hands are warm, my nails are back to normal colour .
I love the way you describe it as insects crawling under your feet. That is a brilliant way of describing it.
I remember the first time it happened to me, I had to look under my feet as I could have sworn there were earwig insects crawling under my feet.
In my experience I found that each cycle a little worse than the previous. Just be prepared.
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