In response to Letrozole side effects. All the ladies that I know including my self who take Letrozole have some side effects the main being stiff joints. I have found using my airwalker each day for ten minutes makes me less stiff. Also I have found the side effects vary with each supplier. I have been taking letrolzole for 6 months and have been given 5 types. The worst for side effects being cipla. I have asked my pharmacist to avoid giving me this one. I too have fuzzy head at times. Drinking water does help as does getting some fresh air. My side effects are not as bad as they where when I was first prescribed so I am assuming 'its settling down'. Hope this helps
Hello 26 Bigfoot
I am quite a few years older then you (13 years) and I am on letrozole tablets daily for the next 5 years. So far I seem to suffer with hot flushes and am very stiff and sore throughout my body when I get out of bed in the mornings. Also it is even more noticable if I have done plenty of walking during the day my lower back and hips start to ache. Not sure if this is due to Letrozole or me being out of condition!! Or just the fact I am getting old!! Another thing I've noticed is that I have a cough which has gone on for awhile again not sure if this is anything to worry about or not. Can anyone enlighten me ???
I seemed to have sailed through the actual menopause with hardly any physical symptoms but as mentioned above I have hot flushes mainly at night and fatigue. The fatigue is another bone of contention but I am hoping as time progresses it will start to ease.
I haven't had a fuzzy head but I do tend to drink a lot of water which might help you in that you might be getting dehydrated.
I have heard that Letrozole is one of the better medication to take as compared to Tamoxifen in regards to side effects.
I am sorry I haven't been much help but I just wanted you to know that you aren't alone!!! Take care.
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2 years after initiall diagnosis and full treatment mastectomy, chemo, radiotherapy- new lump found diagnosed Nov 2013 - 3rd op January 2014 taken off tamoxifen and put on monthly zolodex injections and letrozole. Am only!! 45 so menopause kicking quite quickly.
Need help in managing/ coping with the fuzzy head - feel like i have been drinking when not!.
It comes and goes - but when it's there it's horrible. Have no inclination to do anything yet i want to.
Hot flushes, aching joints etc.....
look forward to relpies - any books out there?