• Had anyone had serious side effects from letrozole

    Asked by Kaym78 on Thursday, July 19, 2018

    Had anyone had serious side effects from letrozole

    6 Answers from the Community

    6 answers
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I have no experience with that drug, but I typed the name of the drug into the search bar you see when you hover your cursor over the "Experiences" tab, and this is the results page I got. There are a lot of conversations and experiences mentioned about Letrozole. click here for the search results>>http://bit.ly/2uMm0DU

      7 months ago
    • lujos' Avatar

      Hello there! I’m on letrozole, and have been for 3 years. Side effects vary widely, and I’m sure you will hear a different story from every person! For me, it’s mostly been increased joint soreness, plus dry skin. The very much reduced estrogen means that I’m also more fatigued than I was before - though some effects might just be from being 3 years older!

      So mine haven’t been too awfully bad, though watch out for osteoporosis - I’m on a vitamin d/calcium prescription to counter the bone thinning effects.

      Good luck!

      7 months ago
    • Jesse0218's Avatar

      Not serious, but I had bone and joint pain which eventually cleared up for me.
      The worst side effect I do have though is horrendous hot flashes. I never had anything like these when I went through my change of life. But when I started with this, they were bad. We tried 800 IU Vitamin E a day and it didn't do anything. It ended up she had to put me on a prescription for the hot flashes. They're not as bad now.

      7 months ago
    • CASSIEME1's Avatar

      I have bone pain, have had my upper teeth removed have dentures . now have calcified tendinitis

      7 months ago
    • BetsyeM's Avatar

      I have been on Ibrance/Femara/Lupron/Xgeva since April 2018. I have had extreme fatigue and bone/joint aches. Last month my Onc reduced my dose of Ibrance to 100 mg and I’ve felt a little less fatigued but still tired after working a full time job and don’t feel like doing much. I still ache really bad. But one of the worst side effects I’ve had is thrush... constantly. I don’t have “sores” but my mouth is sore with the white plaque - especially under my tongue.
      Another strange thing that no one can figure out is why I have the extreme - I call it an itch but it’s really a stinging crawling feeling from my head to toenails. I have a port and I swear that’s whats causing it but my docs don’t think so. My Onc doesn’t want it removed until after my next PET Scan later this year - if I decided to have it removed. Anyone else experience this sensation??

      7 months ago
    • Starrynight's Avatar

      I was on anastrozole for 3 years and didn't like the way it made me feel. Very tired and achy - not my peppy old self. My Onc switched me to Letrazole a year ago and I do feel a lot better. She told me lots of people do better on Letrazole and for me this is true. I think everyone is different regarding which aromatase inhibitor feels right for them. Still have some aches and stiffness in my joint, but if I push myself to be active and let myself get enough sleep at night, I feel good! I'm an insomniac for sure, but I really always was, so I don't think it's from the Letrazole. :) I also get Prolia injections every six months (had 2 so far) for bone density and I think that also contributes to some of the aches and tiredness. Definitely tolerable. Good luck to you!

      7 months ago

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