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Xeloda or 5fu, did any of you ever have problems with your Voice?

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pepebcn
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I'm loosing int ! First time it happens to my in 3 1/2 years!
Hugs Bros&Sis.

smokeyjoe
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Maybe you picked up some sort of illness?? Hugs Pepe hope it gets better for you.

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steveandnat
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I never know what voice I'll have day to day. Sometimes very hoarse sometime what I call my "woman" voice because it is high pitched ha. I think its from the chemo and pain killers. Jeff

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dmj101
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I think i have noticed this too..
but I don't see it registered in side effects anywhere..

On a side note.. I used to do voice overs and an old voice coach cure is to gargle with cider vinegar.. it really cures the lost voice ..

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LivinginNH
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Hi Pepe, yes, Rick gets "chemo" voice after treatments. It's much higher pitched and softer than his normal voice. I've heard that it's quite common.

Hug,
Cyn

Lifeisajourney
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in folfox caused my voice problem, but I sounded like a duck,, the hospital sent a speech therepist to my house, but I elected not to do therepy and it came back on its on....better no voice than a duck voice......good luck. Pat

judman92
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I have the same problem and I work in an environment where I need to use my voice a lot. My throat gets really scratchy and irritated.

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jjaj133
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Oh yeah, I had days when my throat felt so tight my voice squeaked.
I still have days when my voice cracks, and it has been 8 mths since i have been on chemo.
Hugs,
Judy

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annalexandria
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and I couldn't sing carols. It kind of sucked. But it came back no problem after treatment ended!

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Doc_Hawk
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for about two months or so last year, I had a very gravely voice. My nephew told me that sounded cool and the ex-wife commented that it really fit my cowboy appearance. But since I really love singing at karaoke, that gravel just didn't cut it. Shortly after the onc started me on victibix, the gravel went away.

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pepebcn
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In the opera like a " castrato" hahahaha!.

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Kathryn_in_MN
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My voice was very hoarse much of the time on chemo. It seemed to be worse on FOLFIRI & Avastin than on FOLFOX. It has cleared up now that I've been off chemo so long.

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