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What Supplements Do You Take While On Chemo?

What Supplements Do You Take While On Chemo?

I handed my supplemnt and vitamin list to my chemo teacher. She approved everything. I take Tumeric, CoQ-10, B complex, B-12, Occuvite for my eyes, Calcium, Vit K-2, Vit D, magnesium, melatonin and Great Lakes Collagen powder. they told me to,stay away from green and black tea, but herbal tea was OK. I often see articles about not to take tumeric while on chemo, It really makes a difference in my arthritis.

A MyBCTeam Member

Because my breast cancer was hormonal wasn't allows anthing to trigger Harmonee interaction. Nothing herbal 😣

I Will Be Starting Femara This Week. Does Anyone Have Positive Feedback?

I Will Be Starting Femara This Week. Does Anyone Have Positive Feedback?

A MyBCTeam Member

Just another update on this post from 2 years ago, as someone tagged onto it
2.5 years out on Femar I am doing fine.
The sleeping and hot flash issues only lasted about 4-6 weeks.

I don’t have… read more

5 Yr Pill Treatment

5 Yr Pill Treatment

My Onc told me yesterday that after I finish my Chemo and radiation that I will be put on a harmone pill for 5 yrs. I am Estrogen+ Progestron+ and HER-. Does anyone know which pill is most subscribed for this type. Wish I had asked Onc but just simply forgot to.

A MyBCTeam Member

note: Famera (Letrozole) is used to treat certain type of breast cancer (such as hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer)in women after menopause.

Leg/joint Pain In Right Leg

Leg/joint Pain In Right Leg

Has anyone had similar experience with joint pain?haven't been on any meds after bad experience with letrozole in January.it caused me to have very bad joint pain through my whole body.the pain was so severe that i couldn't move without crying.could it be from taking letrozole for over 6 months?

A MyBCTeam Member

Yes joint paint is side effect of many of those meds. Try taking something like osteo bio-flex

How Long Has Letrozole Worked For You ?

How Long Has Letrozole Worked For You ?

Im on letrozole and im responding well, im er+ stage 4 spread to sturnem collar bone, lymph nodes, things have improved, km wondering how long if anyone has been in letrozole and its still working

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My hair is so thin, I had my husband give me a very short haircut. I wear a wig when I go out. I did order a laser brush and it is really starting to help. I have new hair sprouting all along the… read more

TC Chemo IV Infusions

TC Chemo IV Infusions

Has anyone who was given TC chemotherapy without a port but did the infusions through regular IVs have any vein discoloration? My 2 & 3 infusions have discolored 2 of my veins. They tell me this may or may not be permanent. Anyone else experience something similar?

A MyBCTeam Member

I really didn't have an option other than a port. Most of the veins were blown out on my good arm. The port placement was done in the Heart Cath Lab and I was home by lunch. They said I could start… read more

My Having Problems With Side Effects From Hormone Blocking Meds. Not Sure Taking It Is Worth The Additional 5% Against Reoccurence.

My Having Problems With Side Effects From Hormone Blocking Meds. Not Sure Taking It Is Worth The Additional 5% Against Reoccurence.

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I have been off the Arimidex for 7 weeks. My side effects are the same , joint pain, brain fog , fatigue and low energy. Both the Rhumitologist and Oncologist say that symptoms caused by a medication… read more

My Doctor Prescribed Femara. I Have Not Started Yet. There Is A Posibility Of Many Side Effects. What Has Been Your Experience?

My Doctor Prescribed Femara. I Have Not Started Yet. There Is A Posibility Of Many Side Effects. What Has Been Your Experience?

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Hi, I have pretty bad none and joint pain in knees and feet. I’m also taking it with Verzenio. I’m happy to hear the ladies that replied above me had good results. There are 2 other AI aromatase… read more

Any Premenopausal Er/Pr+ Ladies On Ovarian Suppression And AI(Femara, Etc)?

Any Premenopausal Er/Pr+ Ladies On Ovarian Suppression And AI(Femara, Etc)?

Looking just to have a place to talk about side effects. I am 33 and have been getting Lupron shots since June and started taking Femara shortly after that. I know much of what I am dealing with for side effects(muscle and bone aches, hot flashes, fatigue) come with menopause. Also had a bone density test done and am showing pre osteoporosis so may start bone infusions for that. I know this combination of drugs is newer for our age group so just wanted to see if anyone would be willing to… read more

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Hi all
Just wondering about the different medicines and such. My oncologist has been an oncologist for many years and seems very well read and experienced, so hope what he reads is correct. I trust… read more

Headache And Femera

Headache And Femera

Was switched from Arimedex to Femara,I have had constant pressure on one side of my head. Had MRI and there is nothing going on. Anyone else had this side affect? Thanks

A MyBCTeam Member

My headaches have gotten so much better. I now have the familure sinus conjestion. I hope you are doing well.