Started taking FEMARA this July after mastectomy Did not had eyes exam previously. Had tests for liver function -kidney - bone density .
First breast cancer was 1986, right br, 27 yrs ago. Lumpectomy, chemo and radiation. Tamoxifen for 3 years. Diagnosed 2007 2nd br ca, left breast. Radiation. Diagnosed 4/2012 with matastized br ca. lung and bones. Began Femara and Xgeva and wow, the side effects are getting worse: dry eyes, blurry vision, tunnel vision, light sensitive. Feel tired, sluggish drowsy. Very dizzy, joint pain esp in wrists. Leg and feet cramps. The MRI/CT Jan, 2013 did not find any cancer in my body. With this wonderfull news, I asked my onco advice on stopping the Femara and Xgeva... NO! He said I will just have to live with the side effects because the drugs are working.
My labs from primary care Dr. last week were disturbing. Out of range: choles, BP, Glucose, liver and kidneys. These will be rechecked by prim care dr in August, 2013. I'm now taking 3 meds for HBP which also have bad side effects... At least I'm cancer free and am seeking appt w/M D Anderson for add'l opinion re switching meds, stopping or what.
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