Xeloda, hand and foot syndrome over the counter treatments

Hello people,

How nice it is to be past the winter freeze. It is starting to be a bit warmer. There is still warnings of snow in the Knoxville area. How is the weather where you are? I am still counting down to Spring forward. 53 days until we change the clocks. But who is counting???? I am!

The update on the 5th cycle of xeloda is that overall I am doing pretty well. My hands and feet are still bright red and extremely itchy. About an hour after I take the treatment my hands and feet start going crazy with the itchiness. I have started using aquafor and it is really helping. I just put some on my hands and feet two or three times a day. I had been cracking, peeling and bleeding, and now it is only red and itchy. I use the giant tub that is from Amazon. Here is what it looks like if you're interested in trying it out.

Sometimes when the itching is really bad I use aloe with lidociane. It really calms the itching. You can also order this from amazon, but I got mine from cvs pharmacy. Here is what it looks like if you want to find some for yourself.

There is a bit of fatigue that I am battling. I'm not sleeping very well. There is a loud train that honks its horn at two hour intervals all night long. It really can be disruptive. We live very near the tracks, and Tennessee is a big railroad state. Yay! Got to love interrupted sleep YO! All day long I am dragging, but don't want to get into a cycle where I nap and make it even worse for myself at night time. So, that is my hurdle right now. Red itchy hands and feet, and fatigue. There are far worse things I could have to deal with. I'll be content with the side affects I have.

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