Jan 03, 2012 - 8:27 pm
I'm on dense dose carbo/taxol. After my second dose of taxol only, I developed severe itching. No rash though. It feels like it is coming from inside my skin. Nothing relieves it. It is getting worse. I can hardly stand it as I am typing. My hands and arms are itching like crazy. If I scratch, it itches even worse. I talked to the doctor and nurses about it last week and they don't think it is chemo related. I've googled and found others who have described the same insane itching and it does seem to be a rare side effect from the taxol. Has anyone else had itching like this on carbo/taxol? I'm scheduled for another dose of taxol tomorrow and I'm terrified of it getting even worse. I hardly slept last night because of the itching.