Femara for Breast cancer treatment

We have 132 consumer reports for treatment of Breast cancer with Femara. Breast cancer used in 81% of cases.

Patients statistics on Breast cancer for Femara

Female
Male

Average weight in Lbs
166.41
144.77

Average height in Ft
5′ 5″
5′ 4″

Average age
63
65

Femara Circle Diagram 107 consumers of 132 reported about Breast cancer

  1. Delma D. Waller says:
    3.0 rating

    Femara for Metastasis; Breast cancer

    The treatment began 19 months ago with Bondronat and Femara. Since I had hardly any side effects. Half a year later, new metastases were found Femara was discontinued and I got Faslodex. From then on I felt worse and worse. It started with feebleness, fatigue, pain in the joints. Then later numbness in the hands and feet and very severe pain. I have been wearing a pain patch since February of this year and am also taking Temgesic. On some days, I feel like dazed by another star, and can not leave the house alone. My quality of life has suffered as a result. New metastases were found again at the last examination. And I wonder, how can that be. But that’s exactly what Bondronat and Faslodex are supposed to do. Have I been treated with the wrong drug in the past few months? The bad thing is, I’m staying on the track !!

    Side effects: Fatigue; Joint pain
  2. Myrtle B. Punch says:
    4.5 rating

    Femara for Breast cancer

    I have been taking Femara for 3 1/2 months, before that 3 years Tamoxifen. I feel pretty depressed, powerless, no longer powerful, totally dull and impotent, muscle and joint pain, especially in the elbow, also stiffness in the hands and ankles when I only 10 min. I have sat, total rigidity of the skeleton, I feel like I’m 90 years old, I’m 50 years old. It can not be. That’s just for the pharmaceutical companies and their special doctors to make their pockets full.600, – € for a 3-month pack and that should take over 5 years – the only one who gets well are the aforementioned people. I tend to feel that if I am well I can stay healthy rather than feel so bad !!! WOMEN ARE CRITICAL !!!

  3. Mary J. Pound says:
    4.5 rating

    Femara for Breast cancer

    After the third breast surgery and removal of the right breast, I was prescribed FEMARA. I take this medicine now half a year. After a short time of taking already significant increase in body weight. Listlessness, depression, memory failure, skin rash pimples. Listlessness in sex life. The quality of life has diminished considerably. Now, after talking to my gynecologist and contacting an oncologist, try to get another solution or medicine. In the last five years of my breast cancer, I took tamoxifen and had virtually no side effects. 28/05/2011

  4. Ana J. Fitzgerald says:
    4.5 rating

    Femara for Breast cancer

    Never had joint problems, let alone knee problems. Was outdated, despite my age. In sports, I was far above the flexibility of younger participants. After about 2 years of taking I got such knee problems overnight that I can only walk with difficulty, about 3 months later the same with the right knee. Previously more problems with the fingers and wrists. Sometimes I do not know where to go with my legs, while sitting and sleeping. Everything is swollen and the legs are especially down the knees as well and no longer supplied with blood, really cold. Now I get a knee joint mirroring, because Baker cysts have formed in both knees. The orthopedist and also the rheumatologist tell me that although something can be diagnosed with me, but my complaints and how I walk, had other reasons.

    Side effects: Joint complaints
  5. Margaret D. Delk says:
    2.5 rating

    Femara for Breast cancer

    Since taking Femara I have had a dry mouth and hot flashes. I chew chewing gum against the dry mouth and in the summer I always have a small bottle with me. Every now and then my fingernails break off easily. Otherwise I’m satisfied.

    Side effects: Mouth dryness; Hot flashes
  6. Helen M. Adkins says:
    4.5 rating

    Femara for Breast cancer

    Initially, the side effects began with palpitations and sweats that have decreased significantly after a few weeks. On the other hand, the bones, joints and muscles are very fierce. Increases in liver function, fatigue, depressed mood, massive weight gain. Sleep through the night – under Femara – was once again, except for the urge to urinate one again and again out of bed. And under the daily morning stiffness of the joints, the accumulation of water in my hands and legs, I have the impression that Femara is aging at a tempo pace and makes one worry of waking up in the morning. The quality of life drops enormously!

  7. Mildred A. Harris says:
    3.0 rating

    Femara for Depression; Breast cancer

    Two weeks after the start of the intake occurred water retention, insomnia and swollen hands, stiff stiff fingers in the morning, aching feet, knees, ankles, elbows, shoulders, especially in the morning but also after breaks and on exertion, even dry skin. If the joint pain does not give, the treatment is discontinued because the side effects are not compatible with the professional activity and affect the quality of life enormously. Who knows how the maximum estrogen deprivation in the next few years would (would) affect the organism …

  8. Susan A. Jones says:
    3.0 rating

    Femara for Breast cancer

    Breast Cancer Diagnosis November 2003 Ablatio re. Side with simultaneous breast structure. 6 x chemo, then 3 years tamoxifen. Strong hot flashes + weight gain of 6 kg. In April 2007 then change to Femara. The hot flashes got better but I suffered from severe joint pain in the elbow joints + in the left knee. The finger joints began to crack. Strong water retention in legs + feet. Shortness of breath and inner restlessness. At times depressive moods u. Agression. Had the feeling of my personality to change totally to the detriment. Unbearable! After 13 months taking Femara, then in May after consultation with my gynecologist discontinued the funds. I’m not feeling well for a long time. The pain subsided, became weaker. Mentally, I’m great. The water retention still varies. At times a feeling of super-light legs. I am now taking off with the help of a dietician u. lost 7 kilos in 3 weeks. I am doing very well. My doctor told me it was much more important for me to reduce the weight than to take Femara’s 11 months. That would be purely for the statistics anyway. And for that I really do not have to torture myself for another 11 months.

  9. Ruth R. Senger says:
    3.5 rating

    Femara for Breast cancer

    Bone and joint pain, hot flashes, occasionally nausea. The hair has become a little thinner. The Femara has been applied immediately after the chemo and has successfully continued the good started path. The partial remision is continued by the capture of Femara.

  10. Angila A. Santiago says:
    4.5 rating

    Femara for Breast cancer

    For the first six months, except for dry mucous membranes, hot flushes, and sometimes depressive states, I tolerated letrozole relatively well. Meanwhile, I have discomfort with the bones, in knee and hip joints and feet and especially the stiffness in the back, stooping is hardly possible, bother me. Tiredness and slackness as well as changes in the hair structure have also been added. The best is for cycling, which unfortunately is currently possible bad weather conditions. I am not sure if I can continue to participate in sports (currently are holidays).

  11. Gina S. Le says:
    5.0 rating

    Femara for Breast cancer

    I have reported here as a guest a few weeks ago about side effects of Femara. Initial side effects such as palpitations and massive sweats were massive, but after a short time they have subsided. At that time I did not know that this was just the beginning of further problems. As often read here, massive bone and joint pain, fatigue, and nausea came along, with a beginning of weight gaining and bloating without any of it. I have the experience that deny the side effects. If some become weaker or disappear, others come or reinforce themselves. The quality of life sinks in parts to zero. The fear of cancer and the hope that the side effects are bearable and stop, let me first go on.

  12. Laura M. Smith says:
    5.0 rating

    Femara for Breast cancer

    1. Significant problems with joint pain, knees and shoulders 2. Concentration disorders, word-finding problems. You sometimes say words that do not fit and you do not even want to say, or you use words from another language that you also know well 3. Memory problems, you often forget what you wanted. Recalling memories also slows down The side effects are simply brutal and diminish the quality of life! It is not possible to evaluate effectiveness.

  13. Sarah J. Leong says:
    4.0 rating

    Femara for Breast cancer

    Tamoxifen: severe hot flashes, weakness, difficulty concentrating, very severe sleep disturbances, mental disorders Arimidex: increasing bone pain, heat waves bearable, weakness, weakness, very severe sleep disorders, mental disorders, nervous disorders in the hands and feet, swelling ankles in the evening Femara: pronounced bone pain in the entire skeleton; Subsequently, osteoporosis was detected in the advanced stage. Recurrent arthritis in the knees and wrists. No more heat waves, but chills. Weakness and weakness, insomnia, swollen ankles also during the day, pronounced nervous disorders (tingling) in the hands and feet, hair loss, weakness and weakness, irritability, depr. upsets

  14. Janice T. Hayek says:
    4.0 rating

    Femara for Breast cancer

    to TAMOXIFES: daily muscle cramps / nocturnal urgency / dry eyes / (no weight gain) to FEMARA: muscle spasms and urinary urgency have completely disappeared / dry eyes remained / no weight gain, but physique has totally changed, i. Waist circumference has suddenly increased

    Side effects: Urinary frequency
  15. Iona E. Lopez says:
    4.5 rating

    Femara for Breast cancer

    Rash on the legs after about 15-18 months Tamoxifen, similar to psoriasis, also in Femara the same symptoms, itching and in several places. Strong hot flashes still. Occasionally mild to severe bone pain from head to toe. Try to find balance through sports.

    Side effects: Headache; Itching; Hot flashes