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Risks and benefits, side effects, and costs of anti-estrogen medications. Note: Please remember that there are good experiences and bad with ALL treatments and this is a safe place to share YOUR experience, not to be influenced or influence others.

Posted on: Dec 31, 2008 12:22PM - edited Nov 15, 2017 01:04PM by Moderators

nanna wrote:

I STARTED TAKING FEMARA ABOUT 2 WKS AGO. WHEN DOES THE SIDE EFFECTS START TO KICK IN

Edited by Mods to add content from the main Breastcancer.org site on Femara: Benefits, Side Effects and More

Dx 6/27/2008, ILC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, HER2+
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Mar 20, 2018 07:11PM NotBrokenJustBent wrote:

Lala, I have been taking turmeric also for inflammation for a few years. Mine is 800mg per day though the bottle says to take two. What concentration do you take? And ginger is in capsule form? I had read that pepper works well with the turmeric.

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Mar 20, 2018 10:31PM Lula73 wrote:

For those that asked questions, I’m sorry it took so long. It’s been crazy at work and with baseball with my son. I’ll tackle each question in a separate post.

On the 0.5 vs 2.5mg dosage question, there are several points. They don't just look at levels of hormone and stop there. They also have to look at short and long term efficacy and safety in randomized, controlled, clinical trials. That's where the proof shows up in the pudding so to speak. Here are the highlights from both types of dosing studies for the ones I had access to without taking out a new subscription to a medical journal:

  1. yes, both 0.5mg - 2.5 mg doses showed significant reduction in E1 & E2 levels in clinical trials. However, 0.1-1mg lowered E1 & E2 by 86% & 67% respectively. That means that the study participants still had 14% of their E1 and 33% of their E2 levels still circulating/being produced.
  2. 0.5mg dose was shown in a separate trial to reduce E1 & E2 Levels below the limit of detectable threshold in 73% and 24% (respectively) of trial participants. This means that 27% of participants still had detectable levels of E1 and 76% still had detectable levels of E2 circulating.
  3. In the trials where they studied for tumor response over 4 weeks of therapy, 0.5mg and 2.5mg both showed significant response rates however a higher percentage of participants' tumors had response (shrunk) with 2.5mg than with 0.5mg
  4. In the longer trials comparing the doses for recurrence rates, time to recurrence, and/or survival analysis, 2.5mg was superior to 0.5 in recurrence rates (almost 2x as effective), time to recurrence/time to disease progression for those that had recurrence/progression was longer for those taking 2.5mg, and for those participants that died during the trial the 2.5mg group lived longer.
Take it for what it’s worth. Everyone will look at the results differently. I personally always go back to what were my odds of being diagnosed with cancer in the first place? If the chances of being in the non-responder/low responder group is higher than the cancer in the first place odds I’ll go with the safer bet every time.
-Lula Dx 1/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/14/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy 3/3/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 11/2/2017 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 1/3/2018 Femara (letrozole)
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Mar 20, 2018 10:38PM - edited Mar 20, 2018 10:43PM by Lula73

HapB & Not Broken -I take Solgar brand curcumin and Vitamin D. Bioavailability of the curcumin is higher with their formulation than most and it's absorbed faster. They only make 1 dosage strength of curcumin. They also make a 10,000IU dose of vitamin D3 which can be very hard to find. And they're both soft gels which are better absorbed compared to tablets/capsules filled with powdered med. I take 1 soft gel of each per day. I get them at The Vitamin Shoppe. If you don't have one near you they do have online ordering.

HapB -On the odds of getting diagnosed with cancer in the first place, you can usually find stats for the general population without known genetic factors or other risk factors. A woman without genetic factors has a 12% chance of developing BC. That also means a woman without genetic factors has an 88% chance ofnot developing BC.

-Lula Dx 1/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/14/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy 3/3/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 11/2/2017 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 1/3/2018 Femara (letrozole)
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Mar 20, 2018 10:50PM - edited Mar 20, 2018 10:51PM by Lula73

MOBeth - cold flashes aren't listed as official SEs of AI therapy, however there are lots of post-marketing reports of it. I could not find any studies relating to it.Theoretically, it would stand to reason that if the lack of estrogen interferes with the hypothalamus regulating temperature properly that it could go both ways (cold & hot flashes). I know my temperature knob in my car gets quite the workout all day long. I'm cold and have the heater on, then I'll have somewhere between 1-3 hot flashes a day when I'm awake and have to turn on the ac. I will say that at least for me the hot flashes are greatly reduced in terms of frequency and intensity with the curcumin, but the cold flashes occur more often. Then again maybe it's just the reduction in hot flashes that lets me feel the cold flashes. It's a roller coaster that's for sure🤪

-Lula Dx 1/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/14/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy 3/3/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 11/2/2017 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 1/3/2018 Femara (letrozole)
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Mar 21, 2018 05:06PM lala1 wrote:

HapB--If you google benefits of turmeric, it talks about the natural form being very beneficial. But in capsule form, it doesn't have quite the same bioavailability so you need the black pepper to help get it to your system. I do know that I was told to only take turmeric that already has the black pepper in it which is why I take the Gaia Turmeric. Some don't include it so you have to be careful. I take 1 capsule a day which is 500mg. Works really well for me at that level. If you google turmeric and pepper it will explain how it all works.

As to ginger, I take a 500mg capsule of that a day as well. I buy the basic Nature's Way ginger from Amazon. The price is good and my doctor said most brands work well.

Mentor smooth round high profile memory gel implants 600cc (Left); Allergan 10 Moderate Profile 120cc (Right) ; Oncotype 15 Dx 11/27/2012, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/12/2012 Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 1/31/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 3/25/2013 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant Surgery 6/24/2014 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction Surgery 1/19/2015 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Mar 22, 2018 11:33AM honeybair wrote:

NotBroken, I will discuss this with my MO when I see her in April. I do hope that she keeps up with current thinking on breast cancer treatments of all types. I suppose if I told her that I would like to remain on the drug for two more years, that she would not object.

When I look into the future, it's so bright it burns my eyes... Oprah Winfrey Dx 12/6/2012, 6cm+, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Chemotherapy 1/30/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 4/3/2013 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 8/19/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes
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Mar 22, 2018 11:41AM honeybair wrote:

I did not realize that his drug could cause coldness. which i experience almost all the time. I no longer wear sandals in the summer and wear long sleeves year round as well. i am so glad that I have joined this group and am learning so much. My husband and i had to leave a church that we enjoyed because they kept the building way too cold for me to tolerate during the summer months.

When I look into the future, it's so bright it burns my eyes... Oprah Winfrey Dx 12/6/2012, 6cm+, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Chemotherapy 1/30/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 4/3/2013 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 8/19/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes
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Mar 22, 2018 12:04PM NotBrokenJustBent wrote:

honeybair, I too cannot tolerate the cold or the heat. I never did well in the heat but this intolerance to the cold is something new. I did not know if it was from the chemo, blockers or just old age.

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Mar 22, 2018 07:03PM AKColleen wrote:

Hi Shelley, I use Hemp Oil since going on Femara. When I began Femara I was so nauseated...I began in Sept 2017. My nausea increased each week to point of throwing up almost weekly. Constipation got so bad that almost the only way I could go was to use enema! Hemp oil helped tremendously with my nausea and pain and mood! I have tried 3 different companies. Some taste icky and some made me stumble! The one I use now I am a distributor for made by Prime My Body. It has an orange taste to it and I put the drops under my tongue for 30 seconds then swallow. I use it daily sometimes 2x day if my nausea is bad.

10 days ago I was taken off Femara due to constipation and vomiting issues. Just a few days off and I feel my old self! I was even having suicidal thoughts (NEVER had before) and I am on prozac and klonopin even. Feel so much better off Femara but I know my Oncologist will want me to try another AI. Has anyone else had problems with N/V/Constipation on Femara? Curious.

Dx 5/31/2017, ILC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 5/31/2017 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 7/15/2017 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane), Femara (letrozole)
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Mar 22, 2018 08:14PM Mielli wrote:

Hello all. I am new to the Femara/letrozole discussion group. I saw my med onc today and begin letrozole tomorrow. I think I'm more anxious about it than I was for surgery (lumpectomy; removal of 4 sentinel nodes) and radiation (via SAVI). Maybe it's because it's for 5 years, and I do hear and read of so many side effects.

My med onc NP recommended black cohash for hot flashes, if they occur. She also recommended Vitamin E 400 mg once daily; increase to twice daily if needed; and increase to 3 times daily maxium if needed. I had never heard of Vitamin E to treat hot flashes. Anyone? And is black cohash the same as the black pepper (with turmeric) mentioned above?


Dx 12/18/2017, DCIS/ILC/IDC/IDC: Tubular, Right, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (DUAL) Surgery 1/23/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/27/2018 Multi-catheter: Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/22/2018 Femara (letrozole)
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Mar 22, 2018 08:25PM Jumpship wrote:

Does anyone else gain a pound a week on this? I've tried different diets and then pure 900 calories/day for a week. Still going up. Tamoxifen didn't do this...

Negative for 16 of 17 gene markers. Positive for NBN-marker of unknown significance. Dx 7/2/2014, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 9/29/2014 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Targeted Therapy 11/20/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 11/20/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Mar 23, 2018 08:57AM KBeee wrote:

Mielli, Everyone is different, and many women have few side effects, but those in that category aren't often on here looking for advice, so this skews the side effects. That being said, some people do have side effects. For most, they are manageable. Mine are not too bad at all.

Jumpship, I have not gained weight on Femera, but I do eat very healthy and exercise every day. It sounds like you are closely watching your diet too. Could you ask your GP to test your thyroid? From my observations here, it seems that thyroid issues are very, very common among those of us who've had BC.

Karen. Dx 8/5/2013, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 8/26/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 9/20/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/12/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 1/23/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 1/29/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 2/2/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Dx 2/25/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/25/2015 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Prophylactic ovary removal Chemotherapy 3/31/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/25/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Mar 23, 2018 12:06PM AKColleen wrote:

Mielli: Black Cohash is not black pepper. It does help with hot flashes. I never got hot flashes from Femara but I went through a surgical menopause 20+ years ago due to excessive bleeding. Before that I used Black Cohash frequently for hot flashes.

Jumpship: I never gained weight, in fact I was never hungry on Femara. I had problems with constipation/n/v. I was taken off Femara 10 days ago to get my GI tract working again. So not sure if my MO will want me back on Femara or to try a different AI. If I could just keep my GI working I would be fine with Femara.

Dx 5/31/2017, ILC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 5/31/2017 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 7/15/2017 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane), Femara (letrozole)
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Mar 23, 2018 01:43PM Taco1946 wrote:

After 6 months on arimedex, I was switched to femora in Dec. Weight has been stable on both AI's and other than 72 year old aches and pains, I feel good. No constiptation or nausea on either drug. Have upped my exercising and given up Starbucks but not much else is different. Everyone responds to AI's differently and my MO is committed to finding the one that works for me.

At my age and with the speed the science of cancer is moving, I figure I'll be taking them for life. I treat my cancer like other chronic conditions. I just pop the Femora in the morning with my blood pressure and cholesterol medicine. Take over the counter pain medication when my joints hurt but I did that before. Don't get discouraged before you start.

Dx 11/22/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Radiation Therapy 12/28/2016 Balloon-catheter: Breast Chemotherapy 2/2/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 2/2/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 12/3/2017 Femara (letrozole) Surgery Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Targeted Therapy
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Mar 23, 2018 04:08PM Mielli wrote:

Thank you for your positive reply, KBeee. You're right. Those who have the most side effects will naturally be the ones on this site looking for help! I think you are the first I have seen who said they have not gained weight, which is another positive and important to me. I just read your history below your post and think you have to be an amazing person to have gone through all you have!

Dx 12/18/2017, DCIS/ILC/IDC/IDC: Tubular, Right, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (DUAL) Surgery 1/23/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/27/2018 Multi-catheter: Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/22/2018 Femara (letrozole)
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Mar 23, 2018 04:33PM gkbuser wrote:

Mielli, I have been on letrozole (generic for Femera) for about 1 year. I am losing weight!

Dx 10/24/2016, LCIS/ILC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/10/2016 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin)
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Mar 23, 2018 06:10PM lala1 wrote:

Mieli--For what it's worth, when I was first diagnosed my MO asked me to not take black cohosh or extra Vit E. He strongly feels that both are estrogenic and encourage BC. He actually said "find a multivitamin with the lowest amount of Vit E that you can." Check with your doctor.

Mentor smooth round high profile memory gel implants 600cc (Left); Allergan 10 Moderate Profile 120cc (Right) ; Oncotype 15 Dx 11/27/2012, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/12/2012 Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 1/31/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 3/25/2013 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant Surgery 6/24/2014 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction Surgery 1/19/2015 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Mar 25, 2018 01:50PM - edited Mar 25, 2018 01:50PM by Mielli

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Dx 12/18/2017, DCIS/ILC/IDC/IDC: Tubular, Right, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (DUAL) Surgery 1/23/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/27/2018 Multi-catheter: Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/22/2018 Femara (letrozole)
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Mar 25, 2018 01:51PM Mielli wrote:

Gkbuser, are you trying to lose weight? Or has it happened without other lifestyle changes? I hope it is a happy side effect for you and not an adverse one! Thank you for sharing

Dx 12/18/2017, DCIS/ILC/IDC/IDC: Tubular, Right, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (DUAL) Surgery 1/23/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/27/2018 Multi-catheter: Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/22/2018 Femara (letrozole)
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Mar 25, 2018 01:53PM Mielli wrote:

Lala1, I thank you for that input! I want to do nothing which could work against the letrozole doing what itis intended to do!

Dx 12/18/2017, DCIS/ILC/IDC/IDC: Tubular, Right, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (DUAL) Surgery 1/23/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/27/2018 Multi-catheter: Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/22/2018 Femara (letrozole)
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Mar 25, 2018 03:37PM gkbuser wrote:

Not really doing much different. Started walking more is all. I am glad about it.

Dx 10/24/2016, LCIS/ILC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/10/2016 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin)
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Mar 25, 2018 03:47PM grandma3X wrote:

Mielli- I also have lost weight on Femara. Like gkbuser, I walk more now. I upped my fruits and veggies, eliminated alcohol and cut way back on breads and sweets. I also cut out after-dinner snacking. I don't know if Femara contributed to my weight loss or if I would have lost it anyway with the change in diet and exercise. Best wishes
Oncotype score 10. Married 35 years, 2 kids, 3 grands. Marine biologist/biochemist. No BC in my family tree. First diagnosed with multi focal ILC with 2 small tumors seen on MRI. Final pathology showed 1 large tumor measuring 5 cm! Dx 1/13/2016, ILC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/13/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Surgery 5/18/2016 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 10/26/2016 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 10/11/2017 Prophylactic ovary removal Surgery 10/11/2017 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Mar 25, 2018 10:52PM MO-Beth wrote:

honeybair and NotBroken,

I'm so glad to know that I'm not the only one. That's usually the case that I am the lone straggler! I was beginning to think that the Femara wasn't working or something (although my oncologist did test my blood and assured me it was.)

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Mar 25, 2018 11:03PM MO-Beth wrote:

Mielli, I don't have any side effects except I'm freezing this winter. So here's hoping you won't have any side effects.

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Mar 25, 2018 11:41PM MO-Beth wrote:

Jumpship,

I read that hormone blockers "may cause weight gain" so that told me, "will cause weight gain", so I knew I couldn't afford that. I already needed to lose 50 lbs. Besides being old, obesity was one of the breast cancer risks.

My oncologist even suggested that I enroll in a "weight loss breast cancer study" where somebody calls you once a month to find out what you've been eating and suggests more healthy eating choices...and something else, I don't know...my eyes were glazing over...like that was really going to help, right?!

So I went to the local diet doctor and he prescribed the combination of phentermine and Topamax and I lost 40 lbs. -- 10 lbs. to go. It took me almost a year, but I really did take my time. I could have lost faster, my best friend did, in half the time, but I do love my red wine and carbs. Phentermine is an appetite suppressant and Topamax is an anti-seizure drug. Research shows that for some reason Topamax (topiramate) naturally suppresses appetite. Qsymia is the drug produced when these two drugs are combined together and is approved by the FDA.

The rules for my doctor are you have to be under 60 years of age and have a BMI of at least 30. The diet is whatever diet works for you...Low carb, Weight Watchers, healthy diet and exercise, whatever kind of eating you like to use when you want to lose weight.

I'm just sayin'... I don't know why everybody is so afraid of and so dismissive of diet pills, especially under a doctor's care! I had high blood pressure. It disappeared a week after I started the diet. In fact, it got so low, I almost passed out. My best friend still has it, but hers is hereditary and it is under control. I was a skinny minnie most of my life until mid life and until I gained those 50 lbs. Feels great to be NOT FAT and to be my normal self again.


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Mar 26, 2018 09:42AM wabals wrote:

I am back on letrozole and feeling good. I started the Power of 10 workout 8 mos. ago and have leaned out a lot. Also eliminating most carbs. Lots of fruit, vegetables, cheese, fish, and whatever meat I feel like having. Still drink my Pinot Grigio

Dx 6/2015, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Hormonal Therapy Radiation Therapy Surgery Lumpectomy: Left Targeted Therapy Kadcyla (T-DM1, ado-trastuzumab)
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Mar 27, 2018 10:11AM Mielli wrote:

Thank you to all have encouraged me with your "no or manageable side effects" responses! Those who have made lifestyle changes are also encouraging. I've always walked and/or worked out and/or done Pilates/Yoga, but since moving to Florida two years ago, walking has been my only exercise. I want to work on upper body bone and muscle strengthening too. I saw somewhere on this site, I believe, that swimming (with the accompanying arm strokes) is not recommended due to risk of lymphedema. We have a small pool, and I hope that is not true. I had 4 lymph nodes removed, but I know that lymphedema can occur after any nodal surgery, at any time. Has anyone heard anything about restricting swimming? (This part should probably be on a different forum.)

Thanks again, all!

Dx 12/18/2017, DCIS/ILC/IDC/IDC: Tubular, Right, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (DUAL) Surgery 1/23/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/27/2018 Multi-catheter: Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/22/2018 Femara (letrozole)
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Mar 28, 2018 12:10AM MO-Beth wrote:

wabals, good for you! Glad you're feeling good. That's great!

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Mar 28, 2018 07:05PM gkbuser wrote:

I was not instructed to avoid swimming. I do a lot of it. 😊

Dx 10/24/2016, LCIS/ILC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/10/2016 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin)
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Mar 30, 2018 03:43PM Mielli wrote:

Thank you, gkbuser!

Dx 12/18/2017, DCIS/ILC/IDC/IDC: Tubular, Right, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (DUAL) Surgery 1/23/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/27/2018 Multi-catheter: Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/22/2018 Femara (letrozole)

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