Post Edited (sheldon) : 12/5/2004 8:59:18 AM (GMT-7)
I took Tamoxifen for 5 years - had some joint pain not too bad. The worst was the hot flashes and I gained 20 pounds. Onc gave me Effexor for hot flashes - I was estrogen positive so cannot take hormones so they give me antidepressants - It caused my blood pressure to rise so now I'm on Prozac. It made the hot flashes go away and helped me sleep at night. Now I'm on Letrozole (Femara) and it causes really bad joint pain! My knees feel like the knees of an 85 year old woman...HAHA. I go to onc Tuesday for port flushing and blood work - am going to find out what to do about the joint pain! Hope he has an answer I can live with...not tell me I have to live with the joint pain for five years. Of course, that's better than cancer, so what do you do?
Welcome to the board! You will get lots of support and answers to questions. Some times I read things here that answer questions I haven't asked but have been worrying about.
Hope that helps...
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