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Condition: Hormone Receptor Positive Postmenopausal Early Breast Cancer
1/19/2012 12:01:32 PM

Reviewer: Cissy, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had stage 2 breast cancer and had a partial mastectomy in Aug. 2010. Went through chemotherapy and radiation therapy until Feb. 2011 and has been on Femara since then. In the first 6 months, the side effects were bearable. Then I began to feel depressed. My family doctor prescribed me with "Sertima" which helped a lot. Then the bone pain got worse, insomia, frizzy mind and bad memory. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Hormone Receptor Positive Postmenopausal Early Breast Cancer
12/11/2011 11:14:28 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Had a lumpectomy,then MammoSite 5-day radiation. Started on famara,right after radiation was complete. Each month has gotten worse with joint,muscle pain. Don't have hot flashes, have major sweats!! Dr put me on Gabapentin to help with skin burning from sweating so much. It has help with the buning, but not sweats. Don't sleep well, maybe 3-4 hrs. How one "LITTLE" pill can cause ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Hormone Receptor Positive Postmenopausal Early Breast Cancer
12/5/2011 7:07:50 PM

Reviewer: Mick, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Side effects are numerous, horrific and unbearable. The side effects have caused me to have numerous unneeded tests to rule out actual medical problems that actually were only severe Femara side effects. I quit taking it after 2 years because the pain and other side effects outweighed any benefit. Side effects linger on long after you stop taking it. Good luck and be prepared for the worst. B ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Hormone Receptor Positive Postmenopausal Early Breast Cancer
10/23/2011 11:37:16 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on this medication for 1 month, and have had no side effects that are noticeable to me. I take it before I go to bed at night. I can't rate the effectiveness because only time will tell if it keeps my breast cancer from recurring. I had read several horrible reviews of this med., and had myself terrified of taking this, but I have been pleasantly surprised that I have had no rea ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Hormone Receptor Positive Postmenopausal Early Breast Cancer
10/10/2011 10:52:38 PM

Reviewer: linohio, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
After unilateral mastectomy, no radiation, no chemo, I am on Femara and calcium & vitamin D. When I stand up after sitting awhile, my right hip and both feet-especially the bottoms of my feet--hurt; also don't sleep well, decreased libido, but all of this is tolerable for a 27% decreased chance of BC recurrence! I recently changed to taking Femara in the evening, that seems to be helping w ... Show Full Comment

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