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Condition: Hormone Receptor Positive Postmenopausal Early Breast Cancer After Adjuvant Tamoxifen
7/28/2015 8:28:12 PM

Reviewer: marie, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on medication for almost five years and happy to say I have been cancer free. Not sure how long I will be on it. Just recently I have been having some hair thinning. Not sure why now. Otherwise side effects minimal compared to chemo.

Condition: Hormone Receptor Positive Postmenopausal Early Breast Cancer After Adjuvant Tamoxifen
4/10/2015 12:02:05 AM

Reviewer: Ruth, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
On med two months but had to discontinue due to side effects. Severe sleep issues, fatigue, depression, some joint and muscle pain,nausea, headaches, and just no energy. Had not felt these problems before the medication and were all clearly due to the med. Was affecting my ability to work. All of the side effects are diminishing not that I've discontinued. For me and my cancer stage stopping ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Hormone Receptor Positive Postmenopausal Early Breast Cancer After Adjuvant Tamoxifen
2/24/2015 5:13:15 PM

Reviewer: Stephanie J, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
It's hard to give a satisfaction rating when you don't really know if it's working or not. Only future tests will show it's worth. On this drug for two months now and feel lethargic most of the time and have to push myself to do anything. Sleep is okay; do get warm at night but no dramatic hot flashes. My mind wanders, I've noticed changes in my skin, more wrinkles, thickeni ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Hormone Receptor Positive Postmenopausal Early Breast Cancer After Adjuvant Tamoxifen
12/8/2014 11:30:39 AM

Reviewer: lemoncandy, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I was diagnosed w/Invasive Lobular Carcinoma in June 2013. HER 2+ and ER positive. in half of my lymph nodes. Chemo, Lumpectomy, Mastectomy then radiation. I started on this medication and have bone and joint aches. Stiff fingers and hands. A little swelling in my hands not too bad. Hair thinning, slight headaches once in awhile. Hot flashes and insomnia quite a bit. Able to deal with though. Head ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Hormone Receptor Positive Postmenopausal Early Breast Cancer After Adjuvant Tamoxifen
6/8/2014 4:50:34 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I've been on this drug for 2 months after chemo & radiation.My breast ca.was in my had spread to my nodes so I'm on the drug for 5 yrs I had trouble with nausea but now it is my cholestrol is going up on this drug,I can't stop taking it. I have had some insomnia but I will survive I have two friends that have triple negative breast cancer so I feel rather blessed that I have the ki ... Show Full Comment

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