EXEMESTANE: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Breast Cancer: “I have been taking this for 4 years. I feel like my muscles have gotten a lot tighter, as I have Plantar Fasciitis and Bursitis; that was helped with PT & stretching. My hair was thinning, I started taking a “Hair, Skin, & Nail” vitamin supplement & my hairdresser said my hair is looking healthy. I take a Fish Oil supplement & of course a Calcium supplement (which my oncologist said I should). I have hot flashes at night but I think if I was to chart those to my diet it might be associated w/ alcohol &/or red meat. Best news is my cancer has not come back. But with any of these types of medication it is hard to determine if that is indeed the source of the good (no cancer) or bad (side effects) outcomes.”

KC OC CA January 26, 2018

For Breast Cancer: “Hot flushes and sweating are the worst aspects, especially as I have thyroid issues. Otherwise not as bad as I thought and what really helped with joint pain is taking Omega-3 fish/krill oil, calcium, Vitamin D and Biotin for hair thinning. Biotin stopped the thinning completely. If I forget to take it for a day or two the hairs start shedding. I was told quitting caffeine might help with the sweating, but that’s not happening so I guess I’ll have to deal with it:) Exercising regularly also helped a lot with the joints.”

Chowder shouter September 19, 2017

Aromasin (exemestane) for Breast Cancer: “Breast cancer I — began & continued Aromasin for 4 years plus-shrunk tumor to be non-detectable on mammogram or high resolution scan!!Aromosin brand no longer covered by my insurance–mandating use of generic instead. Can only pray that the generic will work as well as brand and with the zero side effects (except for hair thinning) that brand Aromasin provided! A true MIRACLE drug!!”

Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 22, 2017

For Breast Cancer: “After trying Arrimidex and Femara I tried Aromasin. I had mild hot flashes, shooting pains in my legs in bed at night, my hands went numbs several times at night, stiff in morning and night, and very achy. I had read of someone who took it every other day for a few months , so I did that for 11 weeks. Now I am taking it daily and have mild hot flashes at night, some fatigue, hands are achy in the morning. My quality of life is much better. My oncologist was not aware of every other day, but it certainly has helped me be able to take this drug. I have never written on a blog but if my experience helps others I’m glad. I was at the point of taking no drugs for my estrogen positive breast cancer. 11/15/16. JW”

jfweiner (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 13, 2017

For Breast Cancer: “I have been on this for 2 years now. I have recently noticed that I have been very tired. In addition, last week I noticed that my hair was falling out. My hair is so thin and weak and has been shedding. I tried to search if anyone else had hair loss with this medication. I am so not going back on this.”

Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 18, 2017

For Breast Cancer: “Terrible Side Effects”

Lindylpb (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 30, 2017

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