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Aug 5, 2019 09:25PM
Everyone is put on highest dose initially. If sideFX are really bad you can always go on a lower dose.
Always take after food.
If you have sideFX, take medication in the evening and sleep the worst of it off over night
If you suffer nausea, take nausea prevention half hour before you take your medication
Drink plenty of water to ensure you stay hydrated.
Exercise 15 minutes per day, even if it is a gentle walk to the end of your street and back, or a couple of laps of the mall.
Femara reduces hormone production and results in an increase of ageing sideFX. Treat yourself kindly - moisturise your skin, avoid harsh sunlight, take some Panadol for the aches and pain etc, etc
Try not to obsess over your treatment. Let it do it's job whilst you get on with your life.
Get the OK from your Oncologist before doing the following:
Femara may increase your sugar levels and you may put on weight. Look to improve your diet where possible. I have had great results on Keto.
Supplement your Vit D to aid in utilising calcium to strengthen bones. Get 15 minutes of sunshine per day where possible.
Magnesium citrate helps with cramps and aches, and can also alleviate constipation.
Sleeping pills can help if you are having problems settling down at night.
Don't ignore depression or anxiety - plenty of medication and ideas to alleviate these symptoms.
1/24/2018, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
2/11/2018 Femara (letrozole)