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Jul 18, 2013 08:05AM
I have been tolerating tamoxifen for almost 2 years but am facing the option of switching to an AI this fall.
ItIs, do not worry about something that's not happened yet! On these forums, it's the people with problems that post the most. You don't hear lots from folks that have been doing OK. It's good to be aware of possible side effects so IF they occur you can take action. Try the med and see how you do, you can always stop.
CHH: you're not also on a statin for cholesterol, are you? I need 200mg coenzyme Q daily to keep muscle cramps under control. Expensive but worth it to keep my internist happy & lipid numbers down...
For Julie, I managed to lose 10 pounds last summer but have been stuck since then despite upping the exercise and being fairly compliant with diet. Agree with your suggestions on hydration and food analysis.
Take your time to heal and adapt Mummo. Things have to get better - you have been through so much in only a few months.
Finally, for andy (our thread originator), depending on age/menopausal status, you might pursue ljgart's Lupron idea especially with your family history. There are unknown genes which tests cannot detect that may be involved.
The benefits of estrogen blockade for many of us are very important for avoiding recurrence or metastasis.
IDC too! Rt MX+DIEP 4-2011; ALND 5-2011 d/t micromets; TC X 4; tamoxifen; lymphedema as of 9-18-11; switch to letrozole 3-15-14; Discovery made during chemo=I'm a human BEING, not a human DOING
3/7/2011, ILC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/25 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-