Saturday, June 5, 2010

Stopping Xeloda

I have been really unwell today - nausea which prevented me finishing my breakfast, a painful mouth ulcer up near the jaw hinge, the beginning of diarrhea, stomach cramps and chills (though my temperature was normal). I rang the doctor - my oncologist is at a conference in the US - and was advised to stop taking Xeloda immediately and not to resume until my next appointment with my own doctor. This is a fortnight away, but I only had 5 more days on the Xeloda cycle.

I am disappointed that there will be nothing attacking the tumours, but relieved that I may have chance to get over this.


  1. I love that you say that you know it won't be easy will win! I'm rooting for you too:)

  2. My husband has had to stop Xeloda earlier this spring. He took at least a month's break, then the dr. re-started it at a lesser dosage. I am sorry it gave you such nasty side effects. Hope you feel better sooon!

  3. I know that stopping the Xeloda makes you feel like losing your safety net but I think it is good advice to stop it for a while. You need nourishment and being nauseated all the time is a horrible will be feeling better soon I'm sure. Keeping you in my heart and prayers.......:-) Hugs