Experiences with Breast cancer

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ICD10 Code: C50
ICD10 Group: C00-D48, Neoplasms
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Breast cancer
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ICD10 Code: C50, ICD10 Group: C00-D48, Neoplasms

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Xeloda

7/15/2018 | | 65moderated by Philip
Capecitabine (2800 per dag) for breast cancer

I use these chemo pills 2x 7 pills per day for two weeks then take a week of break off of them. This medication is very stressful to use.
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Letrozole

2/25/2018 | | 67moderated by Susan
Letrozole (2,5mg) for breast cancer

In the beginning i had no side effects, but after a few months of taking letrozole i began to get a burning feeling on the inside of my hands and a numb feeling in the middle and ring finger of my right hand.
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Letrozole

1/31/2018 | | 67moderated by Philip
Letrozole (2,5mg) for breast cancer

I use this medicine for metastatic breast cancer of the bones. Until a week ago i had no problems with the medicine, but since last week i have felt prickling in both hands.
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Tamoxifen

12/16/2017 | | 53moderated by Henry
Tamoxifen (40mg) for breast cancer

I like tamoxfen, it's a good middle ground. The side effects were easily manageable. It made me a more tame person and made me less spontaneous as well.
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Tamoxifen

10/9/2017 | | 52moderated by Susan
Tamoxifen (20mg) for breast cancer

Somewhat stiff wrists (but I did suffer with that when the menopause started), not one single problem with this medicine.
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Anastrozole

9/28/2017 | | 70moderated by Henry
Anastrozole (1mg) for breast cancer

Blister strips packaging so ridiculous. Ironic that my painful fingers are partially caused by the medicine. And so it's difficult and painful to press the tablet out of the strip.
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Tamoxifen

9/25/2017 | | 51moderated by Henry
Tamoxifen (20mg) for breast cancer

Started on tamoxifen in November 2012. At the beginning I had loads of hot flushes which lasted for about 6 months before it got a bit better. But I started putting on weight really quickly. After 1 year I tried to switch over to anastrozol. But that gave me lots of grief with stiff muscles and joints. Tried exemestane, problems stayed. Then it was back on to tamoxifen 20 mg. Now it's 5 years o...
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Levothyroxine

9/1/2017 | | 64
Levothyroxine (100ug) for breast cancer

After 4 blood shots, an emergency hospitalization, the doctor thinking of a pulmonary embolism sent me to the cardiologist, to scan the lungs, result: nothing! Stop the stamp and replace with drops and I resume life for 3 days, thanks ANSM, still a scandal as with the mediator. I have dizziness, general fatigue, more breath, insomnia, loss of appetite, syncope, a fall of the hair.
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Anastrozole

3/15/2017 | | 55moderated by Susan
Anastrozole (1mg) for breast cancer

After amputation due to a large hormone-sensitive tumour I had Tamoxifen prescribed before starting radiation therapy. Because it didn’t have the expected result the amount of 20mg was changed to 40 mg after 3 months. This also didn’t help so for the last 2 weeks I’m on Anastrozol. How long does it take for side effects to show? The only thing I noticed are tiny hot flashes, so minimal they sho...
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Anastrozole

1/4/2017 | | 60moderated by Henry
Anastrozole (1mg) for breast cancer

I've been taking Anastrozol since May last year. Lots of pain in my joints and muscles. As well as hot flushes and sweating, which makes me feel really tired. I had breast cancer. I've been through the whole cycle, operation, chemo and radiation. Now I "have" to take Anastrazol for five years. Now and then I also feel terribly ditsy. Has anyone else suffered with these symptoms?
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Femara

11/24/2016 | | 54moderated by Philip
Letrozole (2,5mg) for breast cancer

Changed to Femara after 3 years using Tamoxifen. Decided to stop after 3 months of problems. I had lots of side effects such as stiffness, painful joints, feeling depressed, and tired. To me this is no way to live so hopefully my oncologist will have another solution.
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Anastrozole

8/11/2016 | | 70moderated by Philip
Anastrozole (1mg) for breast cancer

after a breast-saving operation and radiotherapy started on tamoxifen, mild side effects in muscles and joints. after two and a half years switched to anastozol. really very bad pain in my joints, above all my feet and knees. tiredness, have very little energy. in 2 and a half years put on 10 kilos. biggest problem is with the stiffness and pain in my feet.
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Anastrozole

8/10/2016 | | 51moderated by Philip
Anastrozole (1mg) for breast cancer

Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, got the full works: breast-saving operation, chemo, radiation and hormone therapy. Started on tamoxifen and been on anastrozol for a few months now. The side effects of anastrozol are, for me, stiff, painful fingers (trigger finger) and sleepiness. I fall asleep reading, can't concentrate and can't remember what I've read. Really annoying because I'm studyi...
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Exemestane

5/20/2016 | | 50moderated by Philip
Exemestane (25mg) for breast cancer

After two years of tamoxifen I first used anastrozole and letrozole. The side-effects were really bad, especially the joint pain which caused sleepless nights. In the mornings I often had a headache. I've been taking exemestane for four weeks now but I'm not sure. More often than not you need to wait three months before you can say anything and the problems increase the longer you use the medic...
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Arimidex

5/6/2016 | | 59moderated by Susan
Anastrozole (1mg) for breast cancer

after metastases in/on my bones, switched to Tamoxifen after arimidex. Did nothing for the whole 3 months. Tumour markers shot up from 5-18 to 33. Not exactly happy about that. Now got exemestane. I really hope that this works - it will buy me more time.
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Anastrozole

4/29/2016 | | 55moderated by Philip
Anastrozole (1mg) for breast cancer

After two and half years of taking Tamoxifen, during which the entire time I had really bad muscle pains, the switch to Anastrozol has gone off without a hitch. The only noticeable side effect is pain in my hands and feet. I've been on it for nine months and I get the feeling that the pain is increasing slightly. Annoying, but I can live with it. The second (annual) dexascan for bone density sh...
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Letrozole

4/16/2016 | | 51moderated by Henry
Letrozole (2,5mg) for breast cancer

In 2013 I was diagnosed with hormone-sensitive breast cancer and was later prescribed Tamoxifen. I thought it was great apart from cramps in my calves during the night. Unfortunately in early 2015 I had another hormone-sensitive tumour, despite the tamoxifen. So after my operation I switched to letrozole. Now I'm suffering with stiff muscles, particularly when I'm resting, and really bad joints...
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Letrozole

1/23/2016 | | 45moderated by Henry
Letrozole (2,5mg) for breast cancer

Apart from all the side-effects I can get through the day much better with this medicine compared to tamoxifen which made me really depressed
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Letrozole

1/6/2016 | | 60moderated by Susan
Letrozole (2,5mg) for breast cancer

Whether I take Tamoxifen or Letrozol, I still get joint pain, apart from in elbows and knees. When I was switching from Tamoxifen to Letrozol, I suffered more with hot flushes. The muscle cramping I also had with Tamoxifen was a bit better in the first few months but is now back. Because I have mild osteoporosis I also take calcium with vitamin D. At the moment I don't know if the osteoporosis ...
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Arimidex

11/26/2015 | | 64moderated by Charlotte
Anastrozole (1mg) for breast cancer

Operated on in 2012, lymph nodes removed from left armpit. Operated on twice in 1 month. More than 80 visits to the physio. That really helped, no pain or swollen arm. I take a vitamin before I go to bed for my joint pain, namely steovit D3. You can get this at the pharmacy. You should try it. Sonia.
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