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Sun, Aug 13 8:11am · Switch from Arimidex to Femara (also known as letrozole) ? in Breast Cancer

My oncologist recommended I try letrozole because i was having such muscle aches with arimedex. They were interfering with sleep and activity. Letrozole has fewer SEs for me and so far is keeping the cancer at bay.

Sat, Aug 12 6:36am · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

Have you tried all three of them? I couldnt tolerate anastrazole (sp?) but letrozole is bearable. You really need to make the personal decision of your quality of life vs the drug. I too worry about the lobular sneakiness, but we do what we need to. Diet, exercize, mindfulness are all important to maintain our health and peace. Many who dont believe in meds go that route. Im trying to enjoy every day im in remission, because a new journey may be tomorrow!

Tue, Jul 4 10:23am · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

My switch to letrozole eliminated the aches and pains, bit the hair thinning and weight struggles continue after 2 years. It is working though because i just got the all clear at regular 6 mo. check. Has anyone found a way to reduce the weight gain?

Fri, Jun 16 8:53am · Itchy scalp

I have been taking letrozole for about a year, and recently have been experiencing an itchy scalp that we can find no real reason for. It may be yet another side effect. Has anyone else had this issue?

Tue, Jun 6 10:09am · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

I needed to switch to letrozole because of the aches and pains. I dont have them any more, but still have hair thinning, insomnia, weight struggles, flaky fingernails. Ive been on it about a year. You adapt to a new normal!

Mon, May 1 10:40am · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

I havent had any of that kind of side effects. Have them checked out, and its ok if it’s nothing serious, just for your peace of mind you owe it to yourself to rule out the bad stuff.

Wed, Apr 19 10:16am · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

I had almost the same diagnosis as yours, only left breast,in May of 2015. I switched to Letrozole because of the aches/pain side effects. I also experienced the hair loss and thinning. I no longer have the aches with the different medication, but I still had the hair issue. Now, though, it seems to be leveling off. I don’t have as much hair in my brush and my hairline seems to be staying as is. I’m hoping this is the way it will continue; I was told it’s very rare for someone to lose all their hair on these meds….so I’m hopeful!

Tue, Jan 10 4:24pm · Having knee replacement: how to prepare and questions about PT in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I was 70 when I had the TKR.  Yes, I'm sure age does have an effect.  I was very fortunate.