My past posts have mentioned how depressed and awful I’ve been feeling. Well, I have had a major awakening. Read on…
Symptoms: Extreme fatigue, lack of motivation, no interest in anything, poor eating habits, sleeplessness, mood changes, thinning hair, headaches, Intermittent joint pain, Morning fogginess, Mental fogginess, weight gain, memory problems, depression. Don’t want to even go to the gym. Can barely keep my eyes open during the day. I was eating so much bad food that my cholesterol was extremely high (I never had problems with this), difficulty socializing.
All medical tests were negative (heart, thyroid, pulmonary, sleep disorder). I have been to a therapist, psychiatrist, internist, sleep specialists, oncologist, nutritionist, etc.
The last visit to the sleep disorder/pulmonary specialist said something interesting to me:
He said that the Aromasin /Exemestane I’m taking is probably cause of all symptoms. (I was on Arimidex before I got the second lump in other breast.)
Well, I started researching on the Internet and found so many other women who have had the same side effects on Aromasin! Many stopped it and after 3-5 days all symptoms disappeared. I am taking a 5-day break from the medication, to see if I feel any better. I haven’t told my oncologist, ‘cause I know what he’d say. (Don’t know why he didn’t tell me that is was the meds making me so fatigued.)
Also being triple negative, I’m not even sure these meds will make a difference.
I cannot take this medication for the next 3-5 years. It has totally ruined my life! I question the value of treatment that has such violent side effects. Doctors should take this drug and experience what it does!