• memory loss and Femara

    Asked by attypatty on Thursday, November 15, 2012

    memory loss and Femara

    Has anyone experienced memory lapses from taking Femara? I have been on it for two months now and have had several episodes of forgetting things, like a pot on the stove (for 8 hours - pan burned to a crisp!), appointments (even when they are written down), and I forget what else. The other day I forgot where I put my car, not my car keys, my car. I left it parked at a friend's house and forgot all about it - another friend took me home and the next day I thought my car had been stolen. I finished chemo 6 months ago and didn't start these episodes until starting Femara so I don't think it's chemo brain. Any one else have this side effect from Femara?

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    • attypatty's Avatar
      attypatty

      Thanks, good to know I'm not alone. I've already tried Arimidex but had unbearable joint pain. Then tried Aromasin and did well, with no bad side effects, but had a severe allergic reaction (head to toes hives). So Femara is my third try. As long as I know the memory problem will go away I think I can handle it. Not sure it's chemo brain because I've been out of chemo for 8 months and didn't experience any of this before starting the Femara.

      over 8 years ago
    • LindaLou47's Avatar
      LindaLou47

      YES, so glad you asked this question and thankyou to all the others who answered. I was going to call my GP to see if what I was experiencing was signs of Alzheimer's.

      over 8 years ago
    • SILVERFOX10P's Avatar
      SILVERFOX10P

      I HAVE BEEN TAKING LETROZOLE FOR THE PAST 5 YEARS & WAS TOLD I WOULD BE TAKING IT FOR 5 MORE YEARS. I HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCING MEMORY LOSS & ALSO COMPLETE NUMBNESS IN BOTH MY HANDS. HAS ANYONE EXPERIENCED THE SAME AS ME?

      about 2 years ago

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