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

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Posted on: Aug 2, 2018 07:14AM

Onegoodfriend wrote:

I’m 63- a runner- eat clean- not anxious- am blessed- doesn’t make sense, rite?

My oncologist prescribed 5mg ambien & NOTHING ! Help please thank you x

Ogf Dx 5/2018, LCIS/ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/11/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal Hormonal Therapy 6/27/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Aug 23, 2018 01:29AM Meow13 wrote:

I am having a bad time sleeping.

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Aug 23, 2018 09:59AM - edited Aug 23, 2018 10:07AM by marijen

I found this last night. It's about hypothyroidism which is common with BC and insomnia. Something about low blood sugar and an adrenaline rush in the middle of the night and how to fix it.


I would think the remedies in this article would help even if there isn’t hypothyroidism present. Sleep Genius supplements have glycine as the main ingredient. @Amazon

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Aug 24, 2018 11:09AM Johned9 wrote:

My only sleeping hope at night is reading my Bible and listening to the praise worshipping on YouTube and letting it just play over and over maybe every one don't do has I but it's good medication to sleep hope all can have Peace sleep

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Sep 6, 2018 08:45PM marijen wrote:

I like your Bible idea Johned9

How Hormones Help Us Sleep (I’m really too tired to read this but it looks interesting)


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Sep 6, 2018 08:56PM JoE777 wrote:

AIs cause chronic insomnia

Dx 2/2012, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, metastasized to bone, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/3/2012 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 2/2018, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/lungs, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy Kisqali Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Chemotherapy Other Radiation Therapy External: Bone Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane), Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Sep 6, 2018 09:01PM Lula73 wrote:

so istarted taking DH’s 10mg melatonin. It helped but still woke up periodically all night. We ran out so we researched extended release melatonin. Tried it last night and wow! Slept the best I have since I was drugged up after surgery. Trying again tonight. Hope it works just as good. We’re using the Natrol Advanced 10mg melatonin.

-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 11/1/2017 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 1/3/2018 Femara (letrozole)
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Sep 6, 2018 09:30PM marijen wrote:

Please let us know Lula. 10 mg of melatonin gives me crazy dreams but maybe after I get used to it, it would get better? I’ve been off Femara for a year and still have trouble sleeping. It’s also interesting about how adrenaline increasing as the blood sugar drops in the middle of the night, the 3am wake up.

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Sep 6, 2018 10:29PM Veeder14 wrote:

Thanks Lula73 for posting the brand of melatonin. I found it onlines at Vita Cost and I may try it. This sleep deprivation is getting bad.

Dx 1/2/2018, ILC, Left, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/25/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 3/7/2018 Hormonal Therapy 2/28/2019 Hormonal Therapy

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