Jan 11, 2018 08:44AM Shay76 wrote:
I do weekly Taxol and artic cold caps for twelve weeks. Ii isn't easy, but my husband helps and I found it to be worth it. We start capping at my infusion center and then keep capping at home for the designated amount of time. My schedule is roughly 12:45pm-6:30 with the caps, rotating every 20 minutes. I have completed 4 rounds of Taxol, and had no noticeable shedding. Number #5 is tomorrow. I have heard that hair shedding can start anywhere between Taxol 2-4 for those who are not capping. I'm not sure if you were looking at capping but you have to start from the very first treatment in order for it to work, Also Taxol does not cause permanent hair loss. However Taxotere has shown permanent hair loss in a small amount of people, and I have heard there is some big lawsuit being put together for that. I don't brush my hair, but I do comb it (a wide tooth comb was supplied by my cold cap company). I have fine, thin hair, so it would be a matted mess if I didn't. I think different hair types may be able to get away with not brushing. The idea with capping is to just be as gentle as possible. As for acne, I have heard of that. I seem to have breakouts as well on my back and chest, which I'm not sure if it's acne or some other kind of reaction.