Side effects of Paclitaxel and how to deal with them
Hi, I've been having Chemo for Breast Cancer which has spread to my spine, neck and lymph nodes. I've already had two ops, breast and axillary lymph node clearance, and I had 4 cycles of EC Chemo and am about to have my 4th and last cycle of Paclitaxel. I have been reasonably well and not too sick, which is a bonus, but the Paclitaxel is making my fingers and toes numb and tingling all the time, and my mouth lacks saliva and is also tingling. Has anyone got any ideas for treating this numbness and tingling? I've got the saliva pastilles from this website which helps with the saliva but not the tingling.. Also how long does it last after the Chemo finishes? I start radiotherapy in January, so it would be good if I wasn't still having problems with side effects of the Chemo. Any suggestions gratefully received! Thanks!