Aug 2, 2007 03:03AM luckymel wrote:I had the same problem with Taxol, and am aware of a number of other people who lost nails. Most of us didn't have problems until toward the end of treatment, or even after it was over.
My opinion is that there is a big gap inn the literature regarding side-effects of Taxol. After losing nails, getting neuropathy, having constant tearing, and having peripheral edema so bad that I gained 25 pounds, and listening to my oncologist say over and over and over again "these aren't the side effects of Taxol," I wanted to scream. Since then, so many of my friends have had similar complaints, and heard the same thing, that I have to think there's something wrong with their info. Definitely, it's a side effect of Taxol!