Herceptin & Nails-When will they improve?
I finished one year of Herceptin on January 8th/09 and my nails are still a mess. I have to keep them really short or they split in the middle. I was also on Taxotere (which I finished March/08) and that really did a number on my nails as well but that can't be the culprit.
So I asked my Onc in May, "When will my nails get better?" Her response? It's not the Herceptin. There are other things that can cause problems with your nails, like your thyroid. Aye Karumba! There's nothing wrong with my thyroid! It's the ongoing effects of the bleeping Herceptin!
So dear ladies who out there has been finished Herceptin and experienced an improvement in your nails? How long after finishing Herceptin did this occur. I can't wait to have normal nails again. Not that I ever kept them long but this is ridiculous.
On a more positive note, my energy has greatly improved since going off Herceptin and I'm able to enjoy life much more.