I have changed 3 weeks ago from Tamoxifen to Letrozole and i know they are similar in their role but the side effects are very different for me. This includes the frequent passing of urine....and i am experiencing really bad tiredness which i didn't with Tamoxifen. I know i'm on the internet at midnight but thats quite unusual, i could just sleep the clock ...
Flushes are much reduced for me....... Plus Point
Take Care Gilly x
Hi I started on letrozole in March and apart from joint pains I was relatively ok but I have noticed when I need to go to the loo I need to go pretty quickly so like you not sure if it's a water infection or letrozole love Judi
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I read that many women are having SEs with Letrozole, but that is not the case for everyone. I am 58 and was diagnosed 28/3/15 with breast cancer, stopped my HRT straight away and put on Letrozole 28/4/15 while I wait for my surgery on 4/6/15. Despite a return of menopausal symptoms which started about 3 weeks after stopping the HRT, I have been just fine on the Letrozole. Sometimes I think my legs are aching but it really isn't bad at all
Hello All, I've been on Letrozole (and Adcal/vit D) for nearly 6 weeks and have had no SEs. I do agree that it makes me wonder if it's doing the job! It is the only drug I've been given since diagnosis, except weekly Biophosphonate for bones. I'd love hear a bit about shrinkage rates from long term users. I had an Allred score of 6/8 and have liver mets as well. Any info. is always useful and gratefully received. Best, Julia
Hi Susie. I have been on Anastrozole for 8 weeks, which I believe is the same. About 3 weeks ago, my hair started to thin but this has settled down now. I was feeling nausea at first, however after trying a couple of things found that if I waited for an hour after eating breakfast and then taking it, I am fine. Hope this helps.
I take a cod liver oil capsule once a day, I did before BC took hold and was advised by BCN to keep it up as was good for bones - rich source of Vit D.
I have been on Letrozole for a month and so far no problems - in fact I worry that it is not working as I haven't noticed any difference! Some hot flushes but very mild and no worse than i have had since menopause anyway.
I think Letrozole is the same as Anastrozole, if that is the case then I am taking the latter with very few side-effects which I can confidently attribute to it. I do have a few arthritic aches and pains but I had them before I started taking the tablet; ditto thinning hair and failing memory. I am nearly 70 and have been taking anastrozole for 12 months straight after a lumpectomy and 15 days of radio-therapy.