Mar 06, 2010 - 5:59 pm
Hello- My husband has esophageal/stomach cancer and just had his 3rd chemo treatment this week (oxalyplatin & epirubicin), plus he takes 2500 mg of xeloda orally every day. A few days after his 1st chemo he started producing lots of extra saliva, and it is really bothering him. Has anyone else experienced this? His doctors can't figure it out; tried a scopalamine patch in hopes that would dry him out; also benadryl and mucinex. All had neglible results. He probably spits out 1.5 to 2 cups a day. Read the other posts about fatigue- he is really tired for 3-5 days after chemo, then slowly regains his strength and stamina in time for the next round of chemo. Also, he really dreads swallowing the xelodas- they seem to get bigger each time.