Are their opinions on Letrozole vs Anastrozole?

Are their opinions on Letrozole vs Anastrozole?

I’ve heard some really negative side effects from Letrozole (Femara), but don’t know if women do better on Anastrozole (Arimidex) or if the side effects of both are yucky? Anyone tried both or had severe reactions to one or the other?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I tried Arimidex Had to get off this medicine for the severe joint paint too. Switched to Aromasin. Better, but I still have hand , joint pain

posted 3 months ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I made it 6 months on Arimidex with severe joint pain. Switched to Femara, and am finishing up my 7th year. Still some knee problems, but much better. However, everyone responds differently. Just keep trying til you find one that works for you. PS. Daily exercise and losing 20 lbs helped also!

posted 3 months ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I went off Letrozole because of the side effects. Too many. On Exemestane and having no side effects . Good luck and prayers. Also every one of these act different on everybody.

posted 3 months ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

They all have different side effects on everybody. I like Exemestane for side effects. For me it is good. Let me know how you make out with the Oncologist.

posted 3 months ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I took Letrozole then was Switched to Exemestane, Letrozole had too many side effects. My new one has no side effects. They each act different on different people. Good luck.

posted 3 months ago
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