Has anybody else experienced severe itching while taking Letrozole.
My arms especially at night are itching like mad. The breast care nurse told me to persevere with it as I’ve only been on it a week and to take Periton along side it?
Good evening Barbara
Lovely to hear from you though I am sorry to hear about your problem with itching. It must be awful, especially in this hot weather.
Unfortunately, I am not able to help with your issue but I am sure that someone in the group will be in touch before long.
I do hope that everything is going well for you otherwise.
Good morning Barbara,
It is lovely to hear from you again, I do hope you are recovering well after surgery, I know it is early days still and a lot to adjust to. I have been thinking of you.
Definitely take some antihistamine, I have heard a lot that Letrozole and Tamoxifen can cause itchiness. I take an antihistamine every day when I take Letrozole. It may also help to try taking it at a different time of day, some people find it better taken at night, others in the morning, are you also taking calcium tablets?
This hot weather of course will be making everything seem worse too. When you next see your surgeon/oncologist mention it to them too. I do hope after a while the symptoms do settle down for you.
Thinking of you,
Hi Lou, lovely to hear from you.
I am going to stop taking Letrozole for a week to see if the itching stops then i’ll Know it is that.
I can’t take Adcal which is a calcium tablet but I’m seeing my Consultant on Weds so will discuss it with him then.
I will also get my stitchEs taken out and pathology report and find out whether I need radiotherapy so a big day on Wednesday.
I hope you are enjoying this lovely weather, speak soon,
Ah, ok. I understand that. I have just started taking it again after having a month off. My oncologist suggested that it see if my symptoms alleviated, but since I did, I have done so much I can't tell. So back on them, and monitoring it.
Will be thinking of you on Wednesday at your appointment, let me know how you get on.
Yes, it's been great having sunshine again, got to go and pick the strawberries and blackcurrants now.
Enjoy the weekend, resting!
Good morning Barbara😊,
I hope you are still recovering well after the surgery. Has the itching stopped since stopping Letrozole? I hope your appointment went ok yesterday.
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