Hi, I have been reading the Letrozole threads and thought I would ask for any advice/help. My situation is that I am 61, I had hormone receptive breast cancer 9 years ago. I went through the full set of treatment including chemo, mammoplasty and radiotherapy. I took Tamoxofin for about 6 months but stopped due to side effects. I have been well since then until a few weeks ago I found a lump in the same breast. Seeing the same surgeon and have had mammogram, ultrasound, biopsy, Pet scan, brain MRI. It looks like it's just local at the moment so suggested treatment is a mastectomy and Letrozole. I started the letrozole 2 weeks ago and initially felt OK but now feel awful. I can only describe it as similar to day 3 of chemo. Very shaky legs, headaches, upset stomach, various aches and pains and brain fog. I am really worried that I will feel like this for the next 5 years and to be honest I don't think I could carry on taking it if it's like this. I am an amputee so already have some minor mobility issues and the shaking legs are really making life hard. I still work full time and want to continue but right now I am not capable of doing my job which is really increasing my anxiety. I work in IT for airlines and I really love my job so not being competent is very upsetting. I am having my surgery in November - it could have been earlier but I wanted to go on a very much delayed family holiday so he insisted that I start the Letrozole immediately to try and prevent any further tumour growth. Obviously I now worry that this was a crazy decision but the holiday is with my 83 year old mother so will do us both good. I have been reading the Letrozole threads and that was also a bit scary!
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