Side effects from Femara

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Side effects from Femara

by mec0314 on Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:00 AM

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I was dx'd 2 1/2 years ago. Was Stage IIa. Had lumpectomy, lymph node dissection, 4 doses AC and 1 of Taxtore, 6 weeks radiation. Was just under 2 years in menopause when dx'd and oncologist started me on tamoxifen when done with treatment. Had minimal side effects, mainly fatigue and occasional leg or foot cramps when in bed. He has switched me to the AIs now and I started Femara 2 weeks ago. After just a couple of days, I was aching and my hands and feet hurt. As the days went on, had tingling and quite a bit of pain in hands and feet, and my fingertips were tingly/numb. Felt like the neuropathy while on chemo. I called and they said to stop till the symptoms stopped, then try Aromasin. Has anyone had luck switching to one of the other brands? I'm tempted to ask him to take Tamoxifen again! I feel like it's aggravated my depression as well, which came on after treatment and for which I take an antidepressant that has worked really well. Has anyone else had that issue as well? Thanks!

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by SherryBirger on Sat Apr 03, 2010 08:48 PM

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my dr. is trying a switch to tamox from Femera due to the severe joint pain and fatique I am experiencing. I'm getting a 2 week break from Femera to see if pain subsides before the switch; can you give me some feedback. Thank you.

SherryB

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by Miscmom4 on Mon Jan 03, 2011 01:25 AM

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I just started take Glugosimine Condrotine 1 tab 3 times daily and almost instant relief.  I too had the wrist pain, stiffness etc.  I want to stay on the meds so I am going to continue with the Glucosime, I also take a multi vitamin, calcium and a herb supplement from a Garlic weed.  Try to stay strong.

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