21-12-2013 12:36 PM
12-12-2013 04:46 PM
So glad the worst is over with your nails Jose- I just couldn't help joining in - mine were so wierd looking during / after chemo that I was asked if I would have them photographed for medical education ...hee hee, but you know what they didn't hurt but my HAIR did - can you believe it my actual hairs hurt to touch when they regrew!
that chemo sure is powerful stuff, thank goodness!! ( I am close to celebrating 4 years out!)
06-12-2013 09:04 PM
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30-11-2013 04:06 PM
Hi, I had 3 fec and 3 docetaxol in June. I was given frozen gloves for my feet and hand to prevent nails falling off. Also I was told that sunlight can affect the nails so to paint them with very dark nail polish. I did all of these things and did not lose my nails,although they were very flimsy. Hope this helps, good luck x
30-11-2013 01:43 PM
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23-11-2013 05:04 PM
23-11-2013 09:25 AM
Hi Jose, sorry to hear you are having some pain. Whilst on Docataxel my nails hurt - I realise now this may have been because the skin under the nails was getting thick (it migh have been pushing the nail up thus causing pain) - as the nail is growing I can see the difference between the 'old' part of the nail, which is discoloured and raised compared to the new 'normal' nail growing near the nail bed. Nail problems seem to be a not unusual side effect.
I would say best thing to do would be to see your doctor and see if there is anything they can give you to help as the nail is coming away. Hopefully someone with the exact same experience might be able to give a little better advice.
Best of luck with the recovery
08-11-2013 08:17 PM
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03-11-2013 01:20 PM
03-11-2013 12:20 PM
I had chemo last year and yes lost some of my toe nails and my fingernails were horrid splitting half way down. All back now thank goodness fingernails better than toe nails. I had lots of jelly babies they helped and used nail strengthener polish good luck xx
02-11-2013 09:23 PM
02-11-2013 06:06 PM - edited 02-11-2013 06:07 PM
Hi Jose, sorry you've not had any replies the forum moves quite quickly and posts get lost sometimes. I had Tax (docetaxol) chemo and my finger and toe nails looked horrible and eventually fell off, can't remember if they smelt though, it was over 5 years ago. It's one of the side effects from Tax. Hope others see your post now and will reply.
All the best and hope your on the road to recovery now xx
02-11-2013 05:39 PM
Welcome to the BCC Forum. I'm sorry no one has responded to your question yet.
This might be something the helpline could help with. They are open from 9-5 on weekdays and 10-2 on Saturdays. The number is 0808 800 6000
Very best wishes
01-11-2013 06:52 PM