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Itching on letrozole

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Rhianphil
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Re: Itching on letrozole

I have been on Letrrozole for two years . I suffer with itching as well. It will be fine for a few days .- t hen suddenly it'll drive me mad. It's mostly in bed at night. I hadn't put. Two and two together and made the Letrozole connection til recently.
poemsgalore
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Re: Itching on letrozole

I'm not on Letrozole, but Anastrazole. The itching drives me nuts, especially in the night when trying to sleep. I get it across my chest, over my stomach, one my right arm, and on both legs. I usually use E45, but  was advised to try Aveeno, so I got some on prescription today (you can buy it but it's a bit expensive). It's worth a try.

 

poemsgalore

quarteter
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Re: Itching on letrozole

That itching sounds terrible Jan..well I felt so fatigued on letrozole that it has been decided that I switch back to tamoxifen for a further 5 years. I feel quite a bit better already although have been anxious and weepy, but it is settling down. 

Janice
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Re: Itching on letrozole

I took letrozole and  had terrible itching, especially my head.  was really uncomfortable felt like I had something crawling about in my hair, drove me mad, I even bought special shampoo which did'nt help much.  Its easy enough to apply cream to body  but not so with head.

 

It stoped working for me after about a year so I stopped taking it, the itching ceased so it must have been that.

 

Good luck.

 

Jan

Ann_W
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Re: Itching on letrozole

I have been on Letrozole since March and have had quite a few S/E s. The main one being aching joints but also hot flushes and itching. I was told by onc that they will subside after a time so I'll just have to wait and see and put up with them till then.  One thing is its not so bad as all other problems we have had.

 

Ann   xx

quarteter
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Re: Itching on letrozole

Thank you! I felt fluey yesterday and have no energy today whatsoever so am going to ring my breast nurse!

foxyferret
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Re: Itching on letrozole

No experience with letrozole but I'm on Tamoxifen and one brand of that makes me itch.  Other brands do not,  so it might be worth asking your pharmacist for a different brand of letrozole.  I agree it drives you bonkers!

 

Hope this helps but maybe someone with letrozole experience will be along soon.

quarteter
Member

Itching on letrozole

Hi everyone,

I've been on letrozole for almost 3 weeks now and apart from hot flushes, have felt ok. I had 5 years of tamoxifen before this. I do itch quite a bit however! Some days there is nothing, but today it is driving me mad! Random places, and only for a few seconds. The leaflet says this may happen...does anyone have any experiences to share please? 

Liz