am on 4th month of exemestane & zoladex, and was starting running again, but am gaining weight steadily. I'm already vegetarian-going-on-vegan, very depressing, but good to hear it's a "normal" thing.
I think I will try a 6x 300 kcal high fiber & low sugar snack per day I just read about here: seems relatively harmless, and will give me something to think about.
Now to find what a 300 kcal snack is ...
Will come back to check this thread. Take care all,
I am in the same boat.i have been on Zoladex and anastrozole, then was changed to zoladex and letazole for a year and a half now and I have gained so much weight even with diet and exercise. I sweat all day everyday and I never sleep. I have had it, the weight gain is adding extra stress on my joints and I suffer from RA and OA. My oncologist don’t seem to see or hear what I am telling her. I am just about ready also to just take my chances.
After being on the zoladex injections, for a year, I was offered ovary removal (am 51) . However, I'm not good with general anaesthetics, so decided not to. Also, if you have your ovaries removed, you will go into menopause overnight. That brings on complications in itself!
I queried ovary removal but was told that it was not an option for me at 49, now 50 and will have to stay on Zoladex for another 2/3 years. Apparently as Kayla was told it is not a simple solution.
Hi all, I have been having four-weekly Zoladex injections since July 2017 and taking exemestane tablets daily. Since starting this treatment I have steadily gained 1kg per month and am now 6kg heavier, despite making changes to my diet and going to the gym 3 times and week and swimming 1.5km a week. I have another 18 months left on this treatment and don't think I can take gaining anymore weight. On top of this I have at least 10 hot flushes a day and suffer from night sweats. My bc nurses and oncologist says it will settle down but I'm six months into treatment and it is not getting any better. Is anyone else in a similar situation to me? I'm thinking I'd rather stop all the meds and take my chances that the cancer doesn't return rather than continue getting fatter and always feeling hot and flustered.