Oct 4, 2007 12:50AM - edited Oct 4, 2007 12:50AM by JoanofArdmore
I've been taking Femara for 3 and 1/2 years.It's very hard on me, and I've had 2 long vacations.I can tell you this:
Yes the SEs are temporary.My vacations were 3 weeks long, and by the end, my SEs had either abated completely or gotten MUCH milder.
I HAD arthritis before starting Femara.It was bearable.It became unbearable on Femara.And off it , it became bearable again.
My sleep improved, my memory improved, my vitality improved, I was no longer a 90 year old lady.Wow!
They came back faster than they left.W/in a week I was old & crippled again.
San, the pain in your hands which makes opening stuff and doing things manually a misery is ALSO arthritis.Every one of my joints is in agony!I can show you where every joint in my FOOT is!
Some sisters go to docs and get treated for carpal tunnel.CT is not arthritis, but it is the AI which is causing the inflammation in the carpal tunnel.Everything is from Femara!
And I've found the SEs do not peak!They keep getting worse and worse!
And so OF COURSE they have discovered that aspirin makes us bleed out, and Tylenol is terrible for the liver, and Ibuprophin kills the kidneys.Read--suffer.Loudly or in silence.This is our option!
Sorry for getting carried away!
Yes, the SEs are temporary (If you consider 5 years temporary.Has become a lifestyle, to me.)