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trixie1313 (@trixie1313)

HRT alternate for ER/PR positive breast ca

Breast Cancer | Last Active: Feb 14, 2019 | Replies (9)

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I was Stage 1, no node involvement (caught a lucky break there)…..I tried Tamoxifen, pre mastectomies, then tried Arimidex and Letrozole post bi lateral mastectomy.. With Letrozole I had severe joint pain, depression and although it might not be related — Shingles. I came off of it and went to Arimidex….again, joint pain, depression, fatigue and blood in my stools. So, the docs and I agreed that the meds seemed to be wearing me down so much everything that could possiblyy happen was going to happen. I had virtually every side effect…the ones I mentioned were the most pronounced.
I opted to go drug free unless I have a recurrence then I would consider the AI's. My cancer risk recurrence is 8% they say it would be about 4% with the drugs. I couldn't justify all the side effects and symptoms for so little gain. Hugs to all.

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Pretty much my story….8% risk recurrence….drug free. If recurrance, I did not think you could use Als..hormone….thought it would go to stage 4

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