Jul 21, 2014 - 12:26 am
Hello everyone. I just completed chemo (Taxotere and Cytoxan) and currently undergoing radiation treatments for my BC treatment plan. I was diagnosed with Estrogen REceptor positive, Progesterone Negative, HER2 Negative. Prior to chemo, I was pre-menopausal. The chemo treatment put me into temporary menopause but not permanent. About 13 years ago, I had bi-lateral pulmonary embolisms so can not go on Taxotere. This Thursday, I am having an oophorectomy (removal of ovaries). My medical oncologist still feels that I need to be on an aromatise inhibitor for about 5 years (I am 52). He has suggested Arimidex - but I am seeing/hearing some scary things about Amiridex (potential for clots - rare side effect but can occur, severe joint and bone pain, etc.). I have seen some posts on Femara and these posts seem to be more positive (not as many scary side effects).
For those that have been or currently on Amiridex or Femara reply back to this post with your thoughts/comments?
There is also the option of not going on an aromatise inhibitor - if anyone has chosen this route could you also respond as well?
I want to do whatever I need to do to beat this monster but am scared to take an aromatise inhibitor for years... Thank you for your comments/support.