This is at least the third or fourth time it's happened. May 26th, June 7th, and July 5th to be exact. And maybe one other time I didn't record. But this is the worse so far.
It is one of the symptoms of the chemo pill capecitabine/xeloda, that I take, morning and night, 1,500 mg each, for 7 days on, and then a 7 day break (one week on, and one week off).
Also called hand-to-foot syndrome, Palmar-Plantar Erythrodysesthesia is a side effect, which can occur with several types of chemotherapy or biologic therapy drugs used to treat cancer. Following administration of chemotherapy, small amounts of drug leak out of very small blood vessels called capillaries in the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. Exposure of your hands and feet to heat as well as friction on your palms and soles increases the amount of drug in the capillaries and increases the amount of drug leakage. This leakage of drug results in redness, tenderness, and possibly peeling of the palms and soles. The redness, also known as palmar-plantar erythema, looks like sunburn. The areas affected can become dry and peel, with numbness or tingling developing. Hand-foot syndrome can be uncomfortable and can interfere with your ability to carry out normal activities.
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I'd say, "one foot in front of the other", but that doesn't feel so good right now. 😊
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