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    Condition: Hormone Receptor Positive Postmenopausal Early Breast Cancer
    3/23/2016 7:14:29 AM

    Reviewer: D.J., 55-64 on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    I was on Arimidex, but joint pain was severe. I was switched to Letrozole. I was good for about 2 months, then joint pain, fatigue, hot flashes, poor sleep, my cholesterol is up. I will be speaking to my oncologist again. I don't want to complain, but my quality of life is suffering. I will stick it out if need be, in hopes that cancer never returns.

    Condition: Hormone Receptor Positive Postmenopausal Early Breast Cancer
    2/21/2016 7:49:09 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    Only on the drug for 4 months following chemo and a mastectomy. Side effects didn't start for about 6 weeks into taking the drug. So far I have had interrupted sleep, knee, hand, and foot aches. Also, what I call malaise, my get up and go has gone. But, if I keep moving, the pain eases, naps help with the interrupted sleep, and I push myself to do things and get out of the house and the ma ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Hormone Receptor Positive Postmenopausal Early Breast Cancer
    1/5/2015 4:52:44 PM

    Reviewer: Glow, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    I have been taking Femara for 4 months and it has put me through Hell. I had HER2 receptive breast cancer, lumpectomy, chemo, radiation and Herceptin treatments. Now on Femara which is worse than all the surgery and treatments following surgery. I can't sleep at night, have severe pains in the joints of my legs and back, have neck pain and an overall feeling of discomfort. never wake up in ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Hormone Receptor Positive Postmenopausal Early Breast Cancer
    10/13/2014 10:10:49 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I will complete 5 years January 2015. I have Ankylosing Spondylitis so it is hard to tell what is causing problems. Side effects: bone and muscle pain, tiredness, major hair breakage and loss which started last year, bone loss/osteopenia (get a bone density every year, lift light weights 2-3/week, and take calcium with vitamin D if you can),increased cholesterol- dose increased, and general body a ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Hormone Receptor Positive Postmenopausal Early Breast Cancer
    10/6/2014 12:53:24 PM

    Reviewer: Sylvia , 65-74 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I just finished 5 years of femara treatment. Diagnosed with stage one, received lumpectomy and brachi radiation. Am currently cancer free. Big hugs to all my sisters out there wrestling with side effect vs quality of life choices. I can tell you it wasn't easy at the beginning because of the side effects, but they did lessen for me over the years. Of course now it all seems worth it. Rem ... Show Full Comment

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