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Are you all able to take Aromatase Inhibitors? I've tried Arimidex and Aromasin but joint pain is so severe. Any idea or solutions?

Are you all able to take Aromatase Inhibitors? I've tried Arimidex and Aromasin but joint pain is so severe. Any idea or solutions?

I'm taking Oxycodone and Gabapentin every 4 hours and Meloxicam once a day. Nothing is helping. Pain is so bad that I can't sleep. I can't make a fist and it hurts to walk to the bathroom at night. My back, shoulders, knees and hips hurt so bad. I've had spinal injections for pain but that didn't help. Are others able to take their AIs? Why is the so hard for me? I'm seriously… read more

posted almost 3 years ago
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A MyBCTeam Member said:

I too am suffering like this. I have been told today by my consultant that I can come off aromasin if the pain is so bad. What a choice to make! I am… read more

posted 5 days ago
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Scared

Scared

I am so afraid of reacurrence. I feel one Day it’s going to come back. How does everyone cope?

posted about 1 year ago
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A MyBCTeam Member said:

I try to live every day of my life to the fullest. The people that dropped off during the worst and scariest parts did me a favor. My support is awesome… read more

posted 7 days ago
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Acupuncture for hot flashes

Acupuncture for hot flashes

Hi all - anyone else doing acupuncture for hot flashes and if so, how often do you go to maintain the benefits?

I went weekly for 8 weeks and it helps a lot - I highly recommend it. I thought I could scale back to every other week for maintenance, but that didn’t last long for me, so going back to every week. They also address my sinus, anxiety and fatigue. My hot flashes are more like warm flushes, but then I’m a tad clammy and cold. It’s not too bad, just annoying. I take Tamoxifen… read more

edited, originally posted 23 days ago
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A MyBCTeam Member said:

Ceiling fans are like a gift from God!

posted 8 days ago
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Lumpectomy shooting pains and stinging/burning on top half of both breasts

Lumpectomy shooting pains and stinging/burning on top half of both breasts

I had a a lumpectomy on Feb. 13 along with reduction to both of my large breast to create symetry. I am feeling very light these days and no longer have any back pain, but I go back to my PC on Thursday. I still have places on the incisions that are soar and still use ice packs some. The pads they used were much more comfortable than the maxi-pads they told me to use at home. They are not really soft at all. Once the stitches looked… read more

posted 13 days ago
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A MyBCTeam Member said:

Nerves are trying to figure out what's going on, Give it time

posted 8 days ago
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People keep questioning me for having reconstruction.They keep saying as long as cancer/ breasts are gone reconstruction is not important.

People keep questioning me for having reconstruction.They keep saying as long as cancer/ breasts are gone reconstruction is not important.

People keep questioning me for having reconstruction. They just keep saying as long as the cancer/ breasts are gone reconstruction is not important. I feel attacked by people and relatives judging me for having reconstruction. Has anyone else had the same experience?

posted 20 days ago
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A MyBCTeam Member said:

My sister doesn't understand my sadness about losing a breast. It was important to me and my husband. She makes comments like, " it is not who you are."… read more

posted 8 days ago
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Any tips on keeping, eyebrows, lashes, hair during chemo?

Any tips on keeping, eyebrows, lashes, hair during chemo?

Does anyone know a way to save your eyebrows and eyelashes while on taxotere and cytoxan chemo cocktail? I've heard about cold caps too has anyone had success with keeping most of your hair with those?

posted about 3 years ago
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A MyBCTeam Member said:

It was just plain pantene it was 22 years ago so they diidnt have all the new ones like they do now

posted 11 days ago
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Does anyone else have problems with their ports getting clogged?

Does anyone else have problems with their ports getting clogged?

I have a port in my chest and quite often it doesn't want to work right. Most of the time, with some tricks (laying back with my right arm over my head, while coughing)it begins to work, but sometimes the lab nurse has to insert a drug to dissolve clots. This scares me and I can't figure out why it keeps happening. Does anyone have any ideas?

posted over 6 years ago
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A MyBCTeam Member said:

I had to have 2 ports removed. Both began to attach to my chest wall, causing blockage, which apparently isn't uncommon. Monthly bloodwork is quite the… read more

posted about 6 years ago
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I am starting radiation next week and want to know if I can put anything on my breast to keep my skin soft ...

I am starting radiation next week and want to know if I can put anything on my breast to keep my skin soft ...

posted about 6 years ago
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A MyBCTeam Member said:

I designed an alternative gown for women to wear while undergoing radiation treatments- called "Radiant Wrap". May o fthe women that are wearing them… read more

posted about 6 years ago
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Has anyone had any experience with Tamoxien and if so what? Particularly interested in people who are post menaposual

Has anyone had any experience with Tamoxien and if so what? Particularly interested in people who are post menaposual

My doctors are advising that I take Tamoxifen but I am a little leery of the side effect that include blood clots, posible weight gain and other more insidious possibilities. Has anyone taken that drug and what was your experience?

edited, originally posted over 6 years ago
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A MyBCTeam Member said:

I joined a gym 2 weeks ago cause I know once it gets cold, I won't walk outside....I'm also trying to eat healthier....good job @A MyBCTeam Member, you… read more

edited, originally posted over 6 years ago
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