... Hello again,
Unfortunatly yes we are on the same boat, I am also afraid of Aromasin because of the steroial effect, I cannot tolerate meds very well, so I'll stick it out with Femara. My experience was worst with Arimidex, the sore legs unbarable, I'll be switching my antidepressant at the end of the month because it might not help me it could be the reason for my dizyness.... (21 replies)
... Hi Elga, seems we have alot in common with these side effects. My sister in law has taken femara now for 7yrs and no problems at all!! I cant understand, why they seem to bother me so much.. ... (21 replies)
... Sorry just realized you where asking at what time I was taking the Femara, I was taking it in the morning but since a few days switched and am taking it at night. Did not change a thing either.....
Elga (21 replies)
... Hello again cjammom
I tried taking Arimidex at night and in the morning, nothing changed, I was hoping maybe if I cannot deal with the dizzyness from Femara (yes it's still there) I would try Aromasin, now I'm scared that one will also give me leg pains. This is so hard, I envy the ones that don't have to deal with all these secondary effects.
Wish you well and that the... (21 replies)
... ooops I wanted to ask you how the dizziness was now? ... (21 replies)
... Guess what? I stopped aromasin because of.....leg pains!!
I have been on arimidex for about 2months and the last three days...my legs are really hurting me again, especially in the evening..Can I ask you, what time of the day you take your femara? I was taking the aromasin in the evening but then the insomnia was really bad, so when I switched I have been taking arimidex in... (21 replies)
... With Femara, now on my 7th week, leg pains are tolerable, just noticable, nothing like Arimidex, hope that does not change. Maybe you could switch to Femara and see if like me they go away. ... (21 replies)
... hello cjammom,
Well they where not cramps ( tamoxifen gives them), they happened late at night like 3 or 4 am, maybe because the tylenol I took before going to bed was weening off, they felt like strong stabbing in the lower part of the legs, from the knees to the anckles. They woke me up and I couldn't go back to sleep. Femara seems to do the same thing but not as... (21 replies)
... About your sleepeness Jiezz did you try taking Femara at night. For me it's the opposite it has given me problem sleeping. ... (21 replies)
... Good morning! I take Femara...no dizziness...thank heavens. It makes me so sleepy and sometimes, when I do too much, my bones ache. I started with Arimidex, but it made me crazy....I was a nervous wreck. Being dizzy is no fun at all,,,I have been there. Call your dr. I have found that all mine are wonderful. (21 replies)
... Hi Elga, I take arimidex, and I did have some dizziness at first..but not that bad..you should let your onc. know about that..maybe it is one of your other meds.. ... (21 replies)
... I've been on Femara for the last two months and have been experiencing severe dizziness. Not sure if it is from the Femara as I started taking other meds at the same time. If anyone has the same problem please let me know and also if this will ease up after a while on Femara. ... (21 replies)
... Hi Jillery, Ive been away on vacation and have just found your post..how are you making out on the tamoxifen? Out of all the meds that I have been on, I seemed to have the least side effects on the tamoxifen. Hope its all working out for you!!
cj. (21 replies)
... well I finally broke down and started the Tamoxifen. I'm fine so far :)
Hope all is well with everyone. :) (21 replies)
... Hi Jillery and Elga!
Jill- I too am er+ only by 5%..its a tough call..whether to take the AIs or not..I was on aromasin..stopped because the pain was too bad, I take arimidex now which I seem to be handling better..oh, the pain is still there, only not as bad..You should speak to your onc. about trying one of the others, maybe one will not have such bad effects as the... (21 replies)
... Hello again,
Yes we have about the same temperature, here around 70's today, although I think we have colder winters. Tomorrow will see doc ans ask about Elavil, and let you know.
Finnally the diziness left. Now I have to find a solution for the insomnia only. I would search more on boards before deciding to quit altogether, may people find solutions... (21 replies)
... WOW I should of come to this heathboard along time ago!
I tried Arimidex for a DAY! I was so tired and achy, I could barely move around.. I thought i was going goofy! it was almost ..almost worse than chemo. I tried going back on Tamoxfin... and quit that too. Im slight estrogen positive..had my ovaries removed due to the bracII gene. So im not sure how big a risk it... (21 replies)
... Hi Elga, yes elavil might just help you with the leg pain..I do still have it, but as I said it seems better on this drug.
This week it is supposed to be in the upper 70's not bad!! and how is it in Quebec? we have just about the same temperatures, right?
Let me know what your doc says about giving the elavil a try!
Nice talking with you,
cj. (21 replies)
... Thanks for you advice, I had heard of Elavil, actually my mother use to take it for her depression, it is on my list of questions for my next appointement.
Have a nice evening, hope it's not to hot in New York, here it's getting pretty warm
Elga (21 replies)
... Hi Elga, I go to a rheumatologist because my onc. does not believe that there are any side effects from these drugs (Yeah right)!!, but the rheumie says that the pains sound like fibromyalgia..or pains that are mimicking that disorder..anyway, she has me on elivil, which is an antidepressant that they also use for the pains of fibro...and it does help some, when I ran out of... (21 replies)