Hot Flash Forum!
The Hot Flash Forum is for anyone suffering from the dreaded hot flash.
BC.org has great info here on hot flashes, but I wanted to start a thread devoted exclusively to this icky, sticky SE of hormone treatment. Would love to hear how you deal with your hot flashes. Maybe between us we can alleviate some heat!
My Diagnosis: 12/8/2010, IDC, 3cm, Stage Ib, Grade 1, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- History: BMX & TE 2/3/11; 3 incision revisions (2/19/11, 3/28/11, 4/26/11); right TE removed (delayed healing) 7/6/11; right TE replaced 12/1/2011; exchange 9/5/12. Took Tamoxifen from March 2011-August 2013; took Letrazole (Femara) from Nov 2013-April 2016. Took Breast Cancer Index (BCI) test at 5-year mark (Feb 2016) which showed I had low recurrence risk but also low benefit from hormonal therapy. So I stopped taking Femara in April 2016. I experienced severe hot flashes and bone/joint pain all during on hormonal therapy and it took a full YEAR before I experienced relief from the side effects. As I write this (Feb 2020), I still get hot flashes during the night (but nothing like it was before), and my stiffness and joint/bone pain is GONE. I blogged about my BC experience; my first post is here: https://thebigcandme.blogspot.com/2011/04/joining-cancer-club.html