I had surgery almost a year ago and have been on letrozole (also Accord) for 8 months now, so similar timings to you. I also took a while to decide to take it (much to the annoyance of my oncologist, who couldn’t see why I was worried…) Anyway, I also had pre-existing arthritis, and my DEXA also showed osteopenia, so I am also now taking alendronic acid.
I am very stiff in my joints, especially first thing, or after sitting for a period of time. I do find that this eases if I go to the gym and go on the bike there. I also have hot flushes, much worse than when I went through the menopause. I have bought some sage supplements, which the oncologist said were fine to take with my medication. I haven’t started, because I have just moved taking my letrozole from mornings to evenings, and I want that to settle first, so I can’t report on any benefits or otherwise. I replied to your other thread about insomnia - but yes! I don’t think I am more emotional, but I am very forgetful and my hair is much more dry and brittle now, and spend much time and money on trying to keep it in as good a state as possible. I haven’t noticed a cough, but that might be that I haven’t paid attention to it! I do feel fatigued for a lot of the time, which I do attribute to the letrozole - just weary and lethargic, although this time of year doesn’t help with that, does it?
I don’t know if any of that ramble is of any help to you, but you are not alone… xx
Hi I e. Even on Letrozole since I was diagnosed with a 4cm lump in my right breast and yes I feel very emotional, mood swings, and can’t stop crying at the most silly things, my hair has not thinned out, my skin changed a bit, I put weight on … major ouch, night sweats and the hot flushes, constipation, I’ve even now have bladder problems so yes not nice side effects take care we all have a long way to yet.