I receive Zometa every 3 months for my bone mets. I no longer take any AIs as my biopsy shows my cancer is now triple negative. (My primary was hormone positive.)
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May 26, 2019 · Metastatic breast cancer, in bones: Trouble eating in Breast Cancer
Thank you, Colleen! My appetite waxes and wanes, but it is generally ok. I do find I fare better when I am on a schedule. I still work full-time so during the week, I am a lot better about eating regularly starting with protein smoothies in the morning with fruits and vegetables. My energy level is really suffering lately which is generally my biggest complaint, because I haven't been able to keep up with exercise, housekeeping, etc., as well as I would like. I do a lot of yoga and meditation and am just trying to remember that it is ok to ask for help and that everything doesn't have to done right this minute or perfectly all the time! I'm fortunate to have a wonderful team at Mayo to check in with once or twice a year and a fabulous local oncologist and cancer center at home! I'm very optimistic about much of the developing research and clinical trials for MBC, specifically, TNBC, like mine!
May 22, 2019 · Metastatic breast cancer, in bones: Trouble eating in Breast Cancer
I have bone mets, also, but I have not taken either of those medications. I do know that my oncologist suggests a low dose steroid to increase appetite. I know steroids have their own set of side effects, but perhaps you could try a low dose for a limited time and see if it helps. I have done this on and off throughout my chemo treatments for the last year and a half and it definitely increases my appetite and energy. I hope you find a solution!