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Condition: Hormone Receptor Positive Postmenopausal Early Breast Cancer
2/2/2014 10:56:11 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Quality of life on Femara is a bit depressing but the alternative is deadly. I met someone who is on Norspan patches for joint and muscle pain so my doctor put me on 20g It stopped the hot flushes by 90% but still have a bit of pain, insomnia depression etc. It is 3 years now and I will continue to take Femara as I want to live. Simple as that.

Condition: Hormone Receptor Positive Postmenopausal Early Breast Cancer
7/1/2013 7:18:40 AM

Reviewer: worrying, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
after 4 years of taking the medicine I have start having depression, anxious and stress feeling have not talk to my Dr. as yet.

Condition: Hormone Receptor Positive Postmenopausal Early Breast Cancer
4/17/2013 3:20:11 PM

Reviewer: rose, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
After 4 years taking this drug, my hips, knees and ankles ache. I would love to be able to stop the pain

Condition: Hormone Receptor Positive Postmenopausal Early Breast Cancer
4/5/2013 5:32:31 PM

Reviewer: cny46, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I am a 2x breast cancer survivor, diagnosed with the second 2 1/2 years after the 1st cancer all the while taking Femara. I had a lumpectomy and 30 rounds of radiation after the first cancer. I did not have chemo because I had the Oncotype DX breast cancer multigene expression test that determined my chance of ever getting breast cancer again in my lifetime was very low, wrong! I have now been ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Hormone Receptor Positive Postmenopausal Early Breast Cancer
1/13/2013 7:28:18 PM

Reviewer: SUNSHINE, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have been dicussing discontinuing FEMARA FOR MONTHS NOW...MY DR.INSIST I CONTINUE WAS SWITCHED ONE TO ARIMIDEX,,,WORST, S0 SWITCHED BACK..SIDE EFFECTS...BONE/JOINT PAIN. INSOMNIA, STOMACH PAIN AND REFLUX...RECENTLY HAD UPPER EIG...SHOWED EROSION IN UPPER ESOPHAGUS.(BARRETTS)DON T KNOW IF RELATED...MY BREAST CANCER WILL BE NOTHING IF I CONTINUED TO SERIOUS COMPLICATIONS FROM THE BARRETS...WONDER ... Show Full Comment

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