Letrozole And Hot Flashes

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BeeTx Says:


I've been on Letrozole for over 6 months for metastatic breast cancer that spread to my bones. I had a complete hysterectomy in 1997 so I was surprised to learn my body fat still produces estrogen which fed my Invasive Lobular Breast Cancer. My second pill sent me into a horrible hot flash. I almost quit taking it but figured out by changing times I took it by advancing one hour each day that when I take it around 7p.m. I don't have hot flashes at night but do have one at 6pm right before time for another dose.



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VerFree Says:

You can read more about what these types of medications do on MedlinePlus. Letrozole is a hormone based chemotherapy, and when something disrupts your natural hormones, hot flashes can occur, just like they can during natural perimenopause, or menopause.

As someone in perimenopause, I can empathize, hot flashes are very annoying, I can't count how many times I've woken up drenched in sweat. I've tried many natural remedies, but not had any luck with them, and I don't want to take hormones like my doctor suggested, so I am just trying to muddle through.

How are you doing, now?

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I kept moving the time I took the letrozole and finally learned the hot flashes come right before time to take the next pill. I had been taking it in the mornings so I moved it along until now I set an alarm and take it at 7 sharp and have minimal hot flashes and am sleeping better but still need a/c on at night since I sleep in my lift recliner which is hot. Thanks for asking. My tumor marker is up this month so we shall see what that is about soon. Bless you.

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