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      Maryflier

      I believe the struggle with fighting cancer effects everything in your life. I gained a few pounds when I was taking Anastrozole ( probably not exercising due to the muscle aches). I’ve been on Exemestane since September, weight stayed the same. Decided, in March, to forget about what AI I was taking, got back to exercising, went on Atkins for 2 months and I lost 10 lbs. Just trying to maintain now. Off Atkins stuff as it is all HIGHLY processed , but it taught me to watch my carbohydrates and sugar intake. Try to find something that works for you. Best of luck to you, stay strong!

      3 months ago
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      My MO says not to eat anything white except fish, cauliflower and full-fat dairy. That cuts out a lot of the sugary, starchy carbs. (She says low-or-non-fat dairy is too carby). Will let you know what the bariatric doc says when I see him next month. Meanwhile, I am now only 10 lbs. heavier than at diagnosis. (Was 23)!

      3 months ago
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      Lorie

      I was severely limiting dairy due to my C being hormone receptive and there are added hormones in dairy. Some dairy products say no artificial hormones. Does that mean there's natural hormones in them? Lorie

      3 months ago
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    Schu, which online test did you take? I tried all 3 aromatase inhibitors but had severe side effects. I would recommend trying. If anything goes ugly, stop. Due to another primary cancer and that treatment, I did not go on tamixifen but may later. Hugs to you

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      2943

      Thank you! That was interesting.

      4 months ago
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      Schu

      The problem is that sometimes there are no side effects in the beginning but after a year or two there are side effects that are irreversible. Nancy

      4 months ago
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      2943

      I have neuropathy thanks to the AI’s and not going away. I waited too long, tried to ‘tough it out’, etc. lesson learned!

      4 months ago
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      I don't have any answers, but can share my experience to compare. I had two masses. Same breast. Onco of 15. Her2 neg, ER & PR positive. Mother died of breast cancer. After surgery, 0 lymph out of 7, I had radiation. Began AI immediately after. I've tried all 3, currently on Arimidex for 2 years now. I also struggle w an immune type disorder (sweet syndrome) which has brought its own set of issues and meds. The only side effects I have experienced are some joint pain in my hands and some exhaustion if I don't get enough sleep. Nothing else. On the others, symptoms for me appeared within weeks and were horrendous. If it was listed, I had it. Side effects w the others did go away when I stopped taking them. I'm going to try and stick it out- promised my children. I don't want to lose any time, even if it's only 1 more year. I'm in year 4 and was 54 when diagnosed. Talk to your Dr. If you're not comfortable w the advice you're getting, perhaps you should speak to someone else. It's your decision but you should be comfortable with it so your daily life continues as you want it to without doubts. Best of luck to you!

      4 months ago
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      I have no answers either. I am similar to your diagnosis and had 2 masses removed in close proximity in 1 breast. I had the lumpectomy with minimal scarring . No lymph nodes were affected. I had clear margins from the surgery. My onco was 45. I declined chemo as I have been weak and falling since a car accident prior to my diagnosis (my mobility). My quality of life is important to me. I fear hair loss as well. I choose to build my strength up and go to radiation. I just started radiation this week. I will schedule my bone density scan by the end of April/beginning of May as I am post menopausal. Blessings on your continued journey. Keep your doctor up to date on your concerns.

      4 months ago
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      Thank you for every response. Nancy

      4 months ago
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