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Topic: terrible hot flashes continue after exemestane

Forum: Older Than 60 Years Old With Breast Cancer —

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Posted on: Dec 6, 2019 08:53AM

veronicaanne wrote:

I recently stopped at the end of year 3. The hot flashes are now worse and I wondered if anyone else had this experience

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Dec 6, 2019 11:47AM Moderators wrote:

Hi veronicaanne,

We're so sorry you're experiencing this uncomfortable side effect of treatment! We're sure others will be by shortly to weigh in with their thoughts, experiences, and advice.

In the meantime, we wanted to share with you this section from the main site on Hot Flashes, which offers some great tips on managing hot flashes naturally, as well as medications that can help.

We hope this helps and that you find relief soon!

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Dec 7, 2019 12:03AM Racy wrote:

Have you tried Efexor?

Dx 2010, ILC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/22 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 7, 2019 12:31AM WC3 wrote:


My mother started having hotflashes during menopause in her late 40s and they never stopped. When she reached 60 they got worse and she began to sweat profusely. It turns out she had hyperthyroidism and a benign pituitary tumor. Once she was properly treated for the hyperthyroidism her hot flashes and sweating subsided.

Pathologic complete response (pCR) to chemotherapy. Dx 2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Chemotherapy 6/1/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 11/15/2018 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Dec 7, 2019 05:24AM - edited Dec 7, 2019 05:27AM by veronicaanne

Thank you all for your concern. I haven't tried any meds. In fact I stopped taking everything because of my symptoms. I do have thyroid nodules they say likely benign. Not a helpful statement in my mind but did have a fine needle biopsy that came back ok and labs normal. I've had the same thought about pituitary. I'll talk to my gp. I did have severe hot flashes for 10 years and then they stopped. And then I was diagnosed with breast cancer and the meds started it all up again. Not badly at first but the last few months have been terrible. So my onc took me off AI until January. Just to see if things would straighten out. They're not really hot flashes they feel like they're going to be hot flashes but then they just don't seem to materialize and I'm left just hurting all over and completely exhausted for hours afterward.

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Dec 7, 2019 05:30AM veronicaanne wrote:

I just want to address Racy and say how devastated I am for you and all of you in Australia for the terrible wildfire season that you are going through. My thoughts are with you.

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