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Femara side effects

Hi Murphy, it seems we are close to the same time frame on our Femara. I started mine on 8-23-06 and I do have the trigger thumbs. I get alot of indigestion, but my surgen says that I now have arthritis on my sternum and it is because of the radiation. I had a lumpectomy & removal of my lymph glands, w/chemo & radiation just as you did. After all of that I had gotten a frozen shoulder and had to go to physical therapy. In September of 2007 another lump was found, so I had another lumpectomy but this one was begin. Thank The Good Lord!!! Now I'm havivig seizers and they say it is migraine seizers. I also have epilepsy. So, I'm not working right now. There is no complaints from me tho cause I'm just thankful that I'm here and I have a very understanding family.We do all seem to be in the same boat!!!! But its thanks to God we are here and can talk to each like we are doing!  (Feb 10, 2008 | post #65)

Femara side effects

I had my second lump removed last Friday. My doctor said it was about the size of a fifty cent piece, but it was not cancer this time. (I thank God everyday for this). He said everything is looking good. I began talking to him about a double mastectemomy. Because now I have had a lump removed from each breast. I am also constantly checking myself and wondering if I am going to find another one. He said no to having a mastectomy, because if the cancer ever came back it would not come back in my breast it would come back somewhere else like my liver, bones or brain. He said that he was positive of it. So I said OK. Now since the surgery I have found another lump. I quess I will just wait a couple of days to see if it goes away since it is so close to the surgery site. Then I will call the doctor and ask him about it. Has anyone had this problem before?  (Sep 20, 2007 | post #50)

Femara side effects

Thanks Connie, I needed that information for my side. All I can seem to get from my Cancer Dr. is that the pain will go away in about a year. Then he said the last time I went to him, and I was telling him about all my pain. He said "OH YOU KNOW WHAT YOU NEED?" I said what? He said "YOU JUST NEED SOME TLC!! He is realy a great doctor, he's just not an understanding one. Later I went to see my surgen, because I had to have some additional test. Now I am finding out that I have a bad case of arthritis on my sternum. Sometimes I feel like I'm just gonna fall apart. My legs are hurting now, my eyes are getting worse, I can't remember things anymore. My GP has had to put me on prozac for depression.  (Jun 17, 2007 | post #29)

Femara side effects

I'm also glad I found you guys. I have been having alot of pain in my shoulder that runs down my arm, I still have alot of pain in my right breast.(Thats the one that I had my lumpectomy in.) It has been since August since I have been thru with my chemo and radiation. I started on Femara 8-25-06 and the side effects have been going on from there. I have been sick to my stomach alot and having chest pains. (I've had to go to the hospital for that.) I also seem to be tired all the time. I've gained weight and can not loose it at all! It seems the only good thing coming out of this is not having to shave as much as I use to. Under my right arm (sometimes) it fells like it is swollen and it hurts to touch it. Then sometimes it feels like theres a SOS pad that has been rubbed under my arm. Has anyone else had anything like this?  (Apr 12, 2007 | post #20)

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