Aug 25, 2004 - 8:52 am
Hi all. For those of you in the know or who are on oxyplatin, how do you know what is normal neuropathy and what may be too much? Yesterday, 1 day after my treatment, even room temperature liquids produced razor sharp pains in my throat. Then, last night I had a couple of gulps of again, room temp water ( a big mistake), and I started choking. Didn't think I could catch my breath. Drank some warm water right away and it helped, but took some time before I was comfortable again. This was only my second treatment and I'm concerned that it could be even worse next time around. I'm going to call the nurse this am, but was wondering if anyone had any similar experiences? I'm wondering if they need to lower my dose or if I'm just getting paranoid!!??
That was not a nice feeling. Plus, my hand and forearm went numb just because I was grating some cold cheese. I suppose that if this is as bad as it gets, I shouldn't complain. I'm just not used to weird things like this happening to me.
Sorry to ramble. Unfortunately, I am a "what if" person. And this experience has me reeling.
Hope everyone has a fantastic day.