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    Weight gain with Letrazole

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      Sunshine777

      I've re-discovered nuts! Did you know that peanuts (legumes) are a vegetable? It is not very expensive to throw together a trail-mix. Sometimes I add M and Ms!

      over 3 years ago
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      happydyad

      A healthy diet/lifestyle is the MOST important thing, of course. With that said, I have found something that worked for me after I put on 20 pounds following my cancer diagnosis. The program I used was formerly called Medifast now it is called OptaVia. I do not use anything that contains soy protein isolate because of its implications in breast-cancer. However, they have plenty of whey protein and pea protein based options. Best wishes, Judy in Ky

      over 3 years ago
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      dianalynn

      I gained 15 lbs on letrozole. Was on for two years. I ate very well. I've been off it for 1 1/2 months and already lost a few lbs. works well fighting cancer but definitely introduced me to spanx!!!!!

      over 3 years ago
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    Valentinegirl asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Underarm pain

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      mofields

      Could be anything. Try doing some self massage first - use your first two fingers and rotate in the area 5 times. I do agree with Jouska, if it persists for more than a couple weeks - make an appointment either with your local doc or your oncologist.

      almost 4 years ago
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      msesq

      I had underarm pain, saw my oncologist who thought it was lymphodema. I found a PT expert in lymphodema massage and was fine after a few sessions. Like Jouska and mofields said check with your MD first. Good luck.

      almost 4 years ago
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      Charnellf

      I have had severe underarm pain for over 2 years. Did therapy with a lymphodema specialist, did other therapy for over 2 years. Pain got so bad, they actually did another surgery but were unable to find anything. I am getting nerve blocks regularly. Wish pain would go away. Hugs, and Merry Christmas to you.

      almost 4 years ago
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