Femara will also effect your blood pressure. Headaches, weight gain, cholesterol, bones so bad it will be difficult to walk. I too am a breast cancer survivor, 2 years clear. I only managed like a lot of people to take Femara for 4 months. I had been walking four miles a day, seven days a week and could not get a block away from my house. Long story short, you need to do alot of research on the medicine and prepare yourself for what it can and will most likely cause.
A good web site to look for others with side effects is called
www.askapatient.com click on rate my medicine and type in Femara. To date, it has 39 internet pages of survivors and the symptoms they have with this medicine. This has become a passion for me. And tho I have alot to deal with of my own, my heart and soul goes out to everyone in there. This will give you real informatin that your oncologist will deny is even plausable.
But they are real. Mine are real. Even my doctor agrees they are real. We can't always treat things with meds. Meds procduce more side effects that need more meds for more reactions. This has been me for the past two years till I said stop. I am over all feeling much better than I was three weeks ago and hope to keep getting stronger. Things below are places to go and things to try but always with the guideance of your doctor.
1. Krill Oil: can help with a lot of issues www.healthyfellow.com and search krill oil. After weeks of research I have decided on a brand called Healty Ways 100% patented NKO Krill Oil. MegaRed Krill Oil by Schiff is good but not dependable to be the NKO type of oil. READ READ READ
PLEASE please read this. I could hardly walk or get up after sitting. Within a week it helped my hands which I had braces for and less than two weeks I could go up and down stairs normal, get up after sitting for a length of time. Anything you take you need to research and talk with your doctor first.
2. Herbs of Gold - Pain Ease: Herbs of Gold is the brand name. Pain Ease it what your looking for. This product comes from Austraila and I think I got it from Vitamin Wharehouse . . . It will come up in a search for the product. I have only been taking for two weeks and will have to see in the long run.
My best to you and your health and treatment. B
Pain-Ease - Herbal Anti-Inflammatory
Symptoms of Arthritis
Each tablet contains:
herbal extracts equiv. to dry
Harpagophytum procumbens (Devil's claw) root........1.5g
Boswellia serrata (Frankincense) gum resin...............1g
Zingiber officinale (Ginger) root...........................500mg
Curcuma longa (Turmeric) rhizome.....................300mg
Piper nigrum (Black pepper) fruit........................150mg
Adults - Take 1-2 tablets daily with food; for joint and muscle pain, take 2 tablets daily; as a digestive aid, take 1 tablet daily, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
"Ayurvedic medicine (meaning "science of life") is a comprehensive system of medicine that combines natural therapies with a highly personalized approach to the treatment of disease. ... an alternative form of treatment, natural"
Pain-Ease is a herbal anti-inflammatory formula that provides a combination of Devil's claw, Boswellia, Ginger, Turmeric and Black Pepper.
Boswellia gum resin has a long history of use in Ayurvedic medicine and has been used traditionally for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects in conditions such as gout and digestive disturbances. In clinical research, Boswellia has assisted in the relief of joint pain and swelling associated with Osteoarthritis.
Ginger has also been used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for the relief of Rheumatoid arthritis, inflammation and muscular disorders. Clinical research has supported this traditional usage, demonstrating its potential benefits in the relief of symptoms of Osteoarthritis, such as pain and swelling. Traditionally, Ginger has also been used in the relief of flatulent dyspepsia and is considered a warming herb which stimulates digestion.
Devil's claw has been used traditionally for the relief of dyspepsia, pain and fever and as a bitter tonic to stimulate appetite. Clinical research has shown that Devil's claw may relieve joint pain and swelling and may improve mobility and muscular discomfort of the back, neck and shoulders. Devil's claw may also assist in the relief of lower back pain.
Turmeric may also assist in the improvement of joint mobility, helping to relieve stiffness and swelling associated with Osteoarthritis. This herb has been used in traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine particularly as an anti-inflammatory agent, for poor digestion and for the relief of flatulence.
Pain-Ease also contains Black pepper, which has been used traditionally in Ayurvedic medicine as a digestive aid for dyspepsia and flatulence. Traditionally Black pepper, when used in combination with other herbs, has been shown to enhance their bioavailability.