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Forum: Hormonal Therapy - Before, During, and After —

Hormonal therapy medicines can be used to lower the risk of early-stage hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer from coming back, shrink or slow the growth of advanced-stage or metastatic hormone-receptor-positive breast cancers, and lower the risk of developing breast cancer in certain women who are at high risk. They work by lowering the amount of estrogen in the body or by blocking the effect of estrogen on breast cancer cells.

There are several hormonal therapy medicines, including, tamoxifen (Nolvadex, Soltamox), Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane), and Femara (letrozole).

Hormonal therapy is usually prescribed for multiple years. Common side effects include hot flashes, joint pain, fatigue, and bone thinning.

Note: This is a safe place to share YOUR experience, not to be influenced or influence others. Please contact your doctor about any questions or concerns you may have if you are currently taking hormonal therapy.

Intro medically reviewed by: Brian Wojciechowski, M.D.
Last review date: November 22, 2020

Posted on: Dec 31, 2008 10:22AM - edited Nov 15, 2017 11:04AM 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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Sep 29, 2020 07:29PM Annie60 wrote:

I was wondering if anyone here has developed tinnitus? The high pitched sound is driving me crazy. I've never had anything like this before and found some threads on different sites that some have developed this. If you have, has anything helped?

Annie

Dx 8/28/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Dx 8/28/2018, DCIS/IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 2/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (DUAL) Radiation Therapy 5/28/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 8/21/2019 Surgery Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Sep 30, 2020 02:36PM cm2020 wrote:

Annie60....I have been on Letrozole (Femara) since April and haven't had any tinnitus. I hope someone here is able to offer you some advice. I would say contact your MO about it. Good luck...I hope it goes away.

Dx 3/20/2020, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 4/2/2020, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/6/2020 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2020 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 6/10/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Sep 30, 2020 03:42PM quinnie wrote:

I have had tinitus for 4-5 years for no known reason. So the letrozole did not cause mine. My biggest complaint is hot flashes but those seem a little less. Might be to the decrease in temperature outside. I was diagnozed with osteopenia last spring and my biggest concern is bone loss. My MO doesn't seem overly concerned but I as an Occupational Therapist know how disabling it can be. I take suppliments and exercise but am not scheduled for another dexa for 18 months. From reading this thread it looks like many of you take prescription drugs/injections for osteopenia. Any thoughts?

Dx 11/30/2007, DCIS, Right, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER-/PR- Dx 2/26/2020, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 5/14/2020 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 5/25/2020 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast
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Sep 30, 2020 07:35PM LillyIsHere wrote:

Quinne, my MO recommended zometa shots every 6 months, not for bones as much as for reducing recurrance even by a small %. I have a question for you: did you have any surgery or only radiation and letrozole?

Dx 7/31/2019, ILC, Left, <1cm, Stage IIA, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 9/19/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 11/30/2019 Femara (letrozole)
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Oct 8, 2020 03:35PM honeybair wrote:

I am happy to report that i am in my seventh year of taking letrozole and am still tolerating it well. I also had my bone density scan in September and have no bone loss whatsoever. Considering my age, I feel very blessed.

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 1/29/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 4/2/2013 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 8/18/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes
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Oct 8, 2020 03:40PM LillyIsHere wrote:

Thank you honeybair. I am on my 10th month of letrozole and I can say I am feeling better than couple months ago. I checked my medication and it is made in India. I wonder if there is any difference on where meds are made.

Dx 7/31/2019, ILC, Left, <1cm, Stage IIA, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 9/19/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 11/30/2019 Femara (letrozole)
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Oct 8, 2020 04:15PM quinnie wrote:

Lillyishere: I had a lumpectomy followed by radiation for a very small area of IDC.

Dx 11/30/2007, DCIS, Right, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER-/PR- Dx 2/26/2020, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 5/14/2020 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 5/25/2020 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast
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Oct 9, 2020 06:13PM LillyIsHere wrote:

quinnie, why were you recommended AI? My MO told me if I was node negative, I woudn't be recommended letrozole.

Dx 7/31/2019, ILC, Left, <1cm, Stage IIA, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 9/19/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 11/30/2019 Femara (letrozole)
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Oct 10, 2020 06:15AM quinnie wrote:

The standard of care for ER/PR + breast cancer is an AL or Tamaxofin. I'm not sure why your MO would say that. If you look at the history on this thread, many of us are node negative and on AL's. Believe me I wish that were the case. I'm not fond of taking this.

Dx 11/30/2007, DCIS, Right, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER-/PR- Dx 2/26/2020, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 5/14/2020 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 5/25/2020 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast
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Oct 11, 2020 05:49PM LillyIsHere wrote:

quinne, my previous MO told me that with my case of small cancer (3mm) in the breast, if I didn't have positive nodes, I could have skipped anti-hormonal treatments. Or I would have benefited less than 2%. Since I am node positive she recommended letrozole that got carried to other MO. I guess depends what is the recurrence rate for each individual. If your read Femara's disclosure, other than the usual side effects, can cause another type of cancer so I guess each of us weights the risks. https://www.femara.com/

The most serious side effects seen with FEMARA are bone effects (fractures, decreased bone density and osteoporosis) and increases in cholesterol. Other common side effects seen with FEMARA include joint pain, nausea, weight decrease, vaginal irritation, and pain in the extremities. Other important less commonly reported side effects include blood clots, other cancers, stroke, heart attack and endometrial cancer.

Dx 7/31/2019, ILC, Left, <1cm, Stage IIA, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 9/19/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 11/30/2019 Femara (letrozole)
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Oct 11, 2020 06:44PM quinnie wrote:

My tumor was near 1 cm so maybe that is why my MO recommended an AL. I am being monitored in my cholesterol and bone density throughout the treatment. So far so good. I do have osteopenia so have increased calcium, vit D and weight bearing exercise.

Dx 11/30/2007, DCIS, Right, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER-/PR- Dx 2/26/2020, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 5/14/2020 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 5/25/2020 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast
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Oct 11, 2020 07:14PM Beesie wrote:

Lilly, if I understand correctly, your MO was saying that with a 3mm tumor and no nodal involvement, no anti-hormone therapy would be necessary. That's reasonable because with that diagnosis, your risk from the cancer would be quite low. But that recommendation was specific to your situation; it wasn't a generalized recommendation for anyone who is node negative. Once it was discovered that you had a positive node, your MO's recommendation changed and he advised that you take Femara. I would expect that even if you had remained node negative, but if the tumor was just slightly larger, 5mm or 6mm, for example, Femara would have been recommended. So the original thought that you could skip anti-hormone therapy wasn't just because you were node negative, but was because your tumor was so small. Most women with tumors that are 5mm or larger do go onto either Tamoxifen or an AI, even if node negative.

As an FYI, here are the NCCN treatment guidelines for node negative, ER+, HER2-:


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Oct 11, 2020 08:06PM LillyIsHere wrote:

Thank you Beesie. I was talking about my case only. In case someone else has a very small tumor and node negative and is having hard time with AI, maybe can ask their MO.

quinne, I am on my 10th month of letrozole and I didn't have my cholesterol checked since last summer before my diagnose. I did insist to check my bones before starting letrozole and they were normal but I assume they may have problems during letrozole. Who knows! My PCP or MO don't like to do any scans and they get even bothered when I ask questions.

Dx 7/31/2019, ILC, Left, <1cm, Stage IIA, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 9/19/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 11/30/2019 Femara (letrozole)
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Oct 20, 2020 07:51PM mircann wrote:

Ive only been on this medication a little over a month..and I AM MISERABLE....I have gained about 10 lbs., I am tired all the time and have to nap quite often and the first time I took it during the day...I had horrible mood swings during the day...I thought I needed to go be commited...ugh...

And I have horrible memory problems....I CRS...(cant remember S H I---).....and I looked at the side effects of this med and it can increase cholesterol levels...and I already have calcifications of a main artery...I am getting off this med and going back to Aramidex.....what was my oncologist thinking...OMG...I am miserable!

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Diagnosed DCIS and IDC March 2015, Stage 1, Grade 3 , ER+ PR+ HER-, masectomy April 2015
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Oct 21, 2020 02:12AM - edited Oct 21, 2020 02:14AM by JRNJ

mircann, why were you switched from Arimidex? We're you having bad side effects? I'm losing function of my arms and feet. And insomnia.

Pleomorphic Multifocal, Extra nodal Extension, Lymphovascular Invasion. TEs removed due to infection Dx 8/15/2019, LCIS, Right, 6cm+, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 8/15/2019, ILC, Right, 2cm, Grade 3, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/24/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 12/2/2019 CMF Radiation Therapy 3/30/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 6/4/2020 Aromasin (exemestane) Hormonal Therapy 8/6/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/25/2020 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Oct 21, 2020 03:00AM Francesca30 wrote:

Hi! I’ve been on Femara for 11 months now. Aside from a lot of stiffness , has anyone experienced tailbone pain? I’ve been been having on and off pain in the tail bone and left butt area which sometimes radiates down my thigh.

Surgery 3/13/2019 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Dx 3/14/2019, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 13/20 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 4/3/2019 TAC Radiation Therapy 8/13/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 8/13/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 11/17/2019 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 11/29/2019 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 7/30/2020 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant
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Oct 21, 2020 04:19PM cm2020 wrote:

Francesca30...I am not sure about your tailbone, but the pain that runs from your butt to your thigh sounds like sciatica. Look it up and see if that sounds like what you are experiencing. I have developed it since being on Letrozole, but have found moving and not sitting too long helps.

Dx 3/20/2020, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 4/2/2020, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/6/2020 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2020 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 6/10/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Oct 22, 2020 10:09PM Francesca30 wrote:

thanks @cm2020 ! I googled it, and i really hope it’s sciatica.


Surgery 3/13/2019 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Dx 3/14/2019, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 13/20 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 4/3/2019 TAC Radiation Therapy 8/13/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 8/13/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 11/17/2019 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 11/29/2019 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 7/30/2020 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant
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Oct 25, 2020 11:27PM - edited Oct 25, 2020 11:28PM by mircann

JRNJ- I got off Aramidex due to joint pain....but after all these side effects, Im gonna ask my onc to put me back on Aramidex...

At least with the Aramidex..I didnt gain weight and was tired all the time..and these hot flashes with Femara last alot longer then when I was on Aramidex...ugh😖

Diagnosed DCIS and IDC March 2015, Stage 1, Grade 3 , ER+ PR+ HER-, masectomy April 2015
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Oct 26, 2020 07:56AM LillyIsHere wrote:

Happy Monday Ladies! Barely woke up this morning from a cricket who made it inside the house last night and has been non-stop until 2 am. LOL!

I feel that taking the letrozole at night is working better for me. In 3 hours I feel some hot flashes. A nurse told me between 2-4 hours after taking the medication most people feel hot flashes. The rest of them may be milder and I don't feel since I am asleep.

Mircann, how many years have you been in AI? From your signature, it seems that you had surgery 5 years ago.

Dx 7/31/2019, ILC, Left, <1cm, Stage IIA, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 9/19/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 11/30/2019 Femara (letrozole)
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Oct 28, 2020 05:11AM Annie60 wrote:

I saw my PCP about the ringing in my ears. He also has cancer - Multiple Myeloma - and has ringing in his ears. No sign of anything wrong with my ears and I am to discuss this with my MO. PCP said many drugs to treat cancer can cause tinnitus. Hopefully, if it is from letrozole, it will go away like the joint pain and stiffness did. I only have occasional hotflashes - they are very intense, but don't last long. I am handling letrozole - I cannot take anastrozole - I had such dizziness that I could not move off the bed. The only one left is exemestane.

Right now I am using masking when the ringing becomes unbearable. Always seems to be something!

Annie

Dx 8/28/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Dx 8/28/2018, DCIS/IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 2/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (DUAL) Radiation Therapy 5/28/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 8/21/2019 Surgery Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Oct 28, 2020 08:14AM cm2020 wrote:

Annie60....In reading your issues with tinnitus it makes me wonder about vertigo. I have noticed over the last week or so that sometimes I just get dizzy for apparently no reason. The first time it happened it was very bad and I had to stay in bed. Since then it has happened for just brief moments (less than 3 min) and isn't as bad. I never thought to relate it to letrozole, but I wonder. The stiffness and pain went away after about a month (yoga helps so much) so if this is related to letrozole I hope it goes away too. I will just monitor and mention it to my MO when I see her in about a month.

I do hope the tinnitus goes away! My gosh we deal with enough without adding additional nonsense to the pile. Also, what is masking that you are using to help the ringing? I feel like I should know but I have no clue (I may have missed a post if you mentioned it before, if so, i am sorry).

Dx 3/20/2020, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 4/2/2020, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/6/2020 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2020 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 6/10/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Nov 3, 2020 01:22PM Annie60 wrote:

I had dizziness - debilitating on anastrozole. It was the reason I switched to letrozole. I could not leave my bed. I had some dizziness on letrozole to begin with, but it has resolved.

For masking, I am using white noise, fans, and music. I love music,so that is helping a lot. I just bought a head band that has bluetooth to be use at night and a sound machine. The tinnitus is so loud at times, I can't hear the TV or sleep.

Dx 8/28/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Dx 8/28/2018, DCIS/IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 2/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (DUAL) Radiation Therapy 5/28/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 8/21/2019 Surgery Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Nov 3, 2020 04:41PM LillyIsHere wrote:

Annie, have you tried acupuncture? It may help. It is important to find a good acupunturist.

Dx 7/31/2019, ILC, Left, <1cm, Stage IIA, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 9/19/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 11/30/2019 Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 4, 2020 03:38AM Annie60 wrote:

LillyisHere - I have not. I"ve thought about it but I am not sure how to tell if someone is good or not.

Dx 8/28/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Dx 8/28/2018, DCIS/IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 2/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (DUAL) Radiation Therapy 5/28/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 8/21/2019 Surgery Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Nov 5, 2020 10:15AM LillyIsHere wrote:

Annie, most of the large hospitals have their Integrative Therapies. In case you don't go to one, I would start by asking a nurse for recommendations for an acupuncturist that is specialized in cancer patients. I hope you are feeling better these days.

Dx 7/31/2019, ILC, Left, <1cm, Stage IIA, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 9/19/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 11/30/2019 Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 5, 2020 04:32PM arabiansrock wrote:

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but has anyone split their Femara tablet to be able to take a lower daily dose? Or do you just take it every other or every 3 rd day to lower dose? I told my MO that I want to start on a lower dose and ramp up if I tolerate it well. It seems like splitting is the easiest method but... not all meds work properly if they are split. Thanks for any info you ladies have.

biopsy Jul13, 2020, dx lt idc grade 2 and DCIS. RT Radial Scar/sclerosing lesion. Aug 19, 2020 bilateral lumpectomy
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Nov 5, 2020 07:46PM Faith-840 wrote:

I just take my femara every other day. I think it would be too hard to split it.
I’d be interested to know if anyone is taking it every third day. I know it has a long half life but I’m wondering if any of your doctors have approved the every third day regiment. That would be even better for the side effects. Since I’m stage IV I’m a little hesitant to even ask my MO about it. Any thoughts?

Faith (in the future).

Faith Dx 1/1991, Left, Stage IIIB, 8/26 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/4/1991 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 2/4/1991 Mastectomy: Left Dx 1/2016, ILC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 1/22/2016 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 1/23/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Surgery Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction, Nipple tattoo, Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy CAF Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Nov 6, 2020 03:22PM LillyIsHere wrote:

Under Femara website, it does say for people with liver issues can take Femara every other day but it doesn't say to cut in half. Here is what is on their website:

FEMARA is a once-daily, convenient prescription tablet. Your doctor may tell you to take FEMARA every other day if you have severe liver disease. Always take your medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

https://www.femara.com/

Dx 7/31/2019, ILC, Left, <1cm, Stage IIA, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 9/19/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 11/30/2019 Femara (letrozole)
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Nov 6, 2020 07:34PM JRNJ wrote:

I'm not on Femara, I've tryed Aromasin and I'm on Arimidex every other day. I read on other threads not to split the dose for the AIs because it won't be as effective as full dose every other day. My Dr. also told me to try every other day, and I didn't ask why he chose that because I had already read about it.

Pleomorphic Multifocal, Extra nodal Extension, Lymphovascular Invasion. TEs removed due to infection Dx 8/15/2019, LCIS, Right, 6cm+, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 8/15/2019, ILC, Right, 2cm, Grade 3, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/24/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 12/2/2019 CMF Radiation Therapy 3/30/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 6/4/2020 Aromasin (exemestane) Hormonal Therapy 8/6/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/25/2020 Prophylactic ovary removal

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