Anyone else having a difficult time managing side effects for cancer treatments?

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Anyone else having a difficult time managing side effects for cancer treatments?

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@GinaNewOrleans 

I had all the side effects and I thought I was alone in this. Had to stop taking it. I’m on Tamoxifen but can only take it every other day. Doing better on it

Anyone else having a difficult time managing side effects for cancer treatments?
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@GinaNewOrleans 

I had all the side effects and I thought I was alone in this. Had to stop taking it. I’m on Tamoxifen but can only take it every other day. Doing better on it. It all has been a horrible experience. I want to live but they really need to come up with something better. After all I’ve been through it’s like why did I do it it if it may come back. Chemo and radiation has messed up my body big time and they don’t know if it will come back. 

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@sara_at32 they seem to not care what all this has done to our bodies 

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@Mimasw I understand where you are coming from. We destroy our bodies with the treatments in hope it works... and in the process we kill basically any of the good cells bodies has left and just hope enough out survive the bad.

I wish there was something better too.

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I also have what I believe are Chemo and Femara side effects. I feel a great deal of anxiety and sadness. This is in addition to loss of taste and some neuropathy. The worst of these is the depression. I am seeing a therapist, hoping that she will be able to help me get through this and a do go to private yoga sessions twice a week. Can anyone help me get through. I am 2 years since diagnosis and 1 year since end of all treatment. Thank you, Susan
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@Susang The depression was so bad they made me stop taking femara. I tried to stick with it but I just couldn’t. I’m thinking about going off the tamoxifen because I am getting severe muscle pain and can barely walk. Took a break from it and I’m feeling good again. I’m beside myself just wish there was something better. 

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@Mimasw I’m reading a book called Estrogen Matters I think anyone going through what we’re dealing with should read this. 

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@Mimasw.. Dear Mimasw. I know how important it is to take the aromatose inhibitor for long term good results. It's such a quandry. I know that there is a third drug. Did you try that? 

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@Susang I tried exemestane and it caused even more problems. Memory loss, nausea, insomnia and depression 

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@Mimasw what about Arimedex (so). Have you tried it. Also, what about a mood elevator like Wellbutrin or an anti depressant or a mild tranquilizer. I have been told that the hormone inhibitor may be key to longer term survival. Believe me, I have and continue to ask

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