Hi everyone I'm new with emphysema

Hi I am new to all this 2nd month of hormone therapy can’t be operated on due to my emphysema I wouldn’t survive they say I am trying get advice please on my fever either very hot or cold but temperature normal X has anyone else been through this please thanku so much xx

Hi bcwarrior70,

Thanks for posting.

It sounds a difficult time.

The changes in temperature that you describe sound like hot flushes which are one of the most commonly reported menopausal symptoms due to hormone therapy . Many women contact us describing the difficulties they are experiencing with them.

The frequency and severity of them vary from person to person. For most women they will fade over time and become less severe, but for some they may continue to experience hot flushes which can really affect their quality of life.

We know that there are different things that help with hot flushes and it is important to speak with your breast care nurse or treatment team to discuss possible options for managing hot flushes. They may also be able to refer you for some complementary therapies to help. Your GP may also be able to help. If the symptoms are significantly affecting your quality of life you may want to ask about a referral to specialist menopause clinic where you can get further advice and information about coping with menopausal symptoms. If you do develop a fever, feel unwell or your symptoms don’t sound like the hot flushes we describe let your treatment team or GP know. This information about emphysema may be of interest.

We offer a range of free supportive services for anyone who has had a diagnosis of breast cancer which you may be interested in. They include face to face and online courses and events.

Talking to someone who has had a similar experience can often be helpful. Our Someone Like Me service can match you with a trained volunteer who’s had a similar experience to you. You can be in touch with your volunteer by phone or email and they can share their personal experiences to answer your questions, offer support or simply listen to how you are feeling.

You can ring the Someone Like Me team on 0114 263 6490 or email them at someone.likeme@breastcancernow.org, so they can then match you to your volunteer.

For more details about all of these services, please see the information on the link, or call our free helpline if you would like to talk this through or have any further questions. The helpline team have time to listen, talk things through and signpost you to more support and information if necessary. Your call will be confidential, and the number is free from UK landlines and all mobile networks. The number is 0808 800 6000, (Relay UK - prefix 18001).

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