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Ibandronate/Letrozole which first

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Re: Ibandronate/Letrozole which first

Hi Anniej

Thank you so much for your reply. It was the Ibandronate I was a bit non plused with, I have been having it as Zometa infusion during chemo, my 1st, 3rd and 5th cycle but my onc wanted to switch me to the tablet form now my chemo is done. I was wondering if I should start the Ibandronate on the 3rd week, the week my chemo would have been if I was still having it, this would've then coincided with the day I would've been having the Zometa - if you know what I mean or am I waffling as usualSmiley Frustrated.

I've read up on Letrozole - oh dearSmiley Indifferent, never mind what's got to be done has to be done. I suppose I'm not looking forward to potentially battling side effects whilst undergoing radio at the same time but thousands of women have so I'll just have to get on with itSmiley Happy, hopefully I won't experience too many of them.

 

Joemic x 

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Re: Ibandronate/Letrozole which first

Hi, I started Letrozole a month before it was discovered I had secondaries and was then put on Ibrance , so not the same as you. The SE for Letrozole are very well known, but according to my Onco they take 6 weeks to kick in....so I’m thinking it’s not going to matter re timing as you can’t wait that long before taking the other drug, can you? I did read carefully the list of SEs on both my drugs so that I was prepared , in part, for what could happen. ( lost the will to live at the length of the lists!!!) I checked with my Onco as to what SEs presented most often, and he was happy to discuss this to set my mind at rest. As usual though, we are unique so what happens to us is all different. I took both my tablets together at first but that made me feel a bit woozy and sickly, so now I take Letrozole at night and get through the sweats, and Palbociclib in the morning. It works for me. I did have some joint pains which I’ve managed to overcome by taking up Tai chi, swimming and body stretch. Motoring on after two years. Unfortunately, Joemic, it’s a bit trial and error to see what suits your body. Hopefully someone will be along who is on your regime, but I hope I’ve helped a little. Good luck. 🍀

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Ibandronate/Letrozole which first

Hi Ladies

 

I have been given Ibandronate and Letrozole to be taken 2-3 weeks following my last chemo cycle (which was last Friday) has anyone else been prescribed these?

I'm just trying to work out which one to take in week 2 and which one to take in week 3, I don't want to take them both at the exact same time as I won't know what side effect is from what tab. I'm interested if anyone else had the same conundrum and what you decided and why. My chemo team said it didn't matter and to start them both together but I'm a bit more hesitant.

 

Joemic x