I hope this link may help someone who is about to start chemo with Oxaliplatin. It is a small study that shows that keeping ice chips in the mouth during oxaliplatin chemotherapy may prevent cold sensitivity, a common oral side effect. I'm 6 cycles into my treatment, so it's a bit late for me. I can't have anything cold from the fridge, cold water burns my throat.
An interesting study. I'm on cycle 3 now. After an extended rest between cycle 2 and 3, I could tollerate cooled water and even a Sunday from Hungry Jacks. But usually I have go a single swallow at a time and rest. I warm the water in my mouth and slow down when it hurts. My cycle 3 has just started and it's the worst so far. I only have 1 more cycle to go so I hope it all goes away before summer comes back.
How many more cycles do you have on the radar?
About 6 cycles left, mine was 12 cycles, starting to get that metallic taste more often that people talk about. It means a lot of the food has a strang taste. Your lucky you have only one more cycle.
I'm back in hospital. Cycle 2 and 3 Capecitabine are my problem. I don't get a metallic taste. Water just tastes off so I am struggling with fluid intake, but then my gut just stops absorbing it. It's been 6 days since my Oxaliplatin so those side effects are setting already, but 3rd cycle was a tough infusion.
Hang in there buddy. You've hit the hump.
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