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Stopping letrozole

simba4me
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I decided to stop taken letrazole as can't stand the aching joints anymore .I see my breast surgeon on the 28th of this month as told my Bcn about my joints so a appointment was sent to me .The brand I' on is SUN PHAMA  ..I have read on here that the brand makes a difference so thinking I could ask for some different brand .I can't take tamoxifen as recently had clots and told I can't have them .I know I will have to take something to stop the cancer coming back but even after 2 days feel the aches going .What in your option is best brand to ask for .Thanks in advance Fran xxxx

wombat.23
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Hiya,

I take the accord brand. I did have aching joints for the first few months, but now nearly two years in, I no longer have aching joints at all.

Cwtches,

Gay xxx

simba4me
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Hi wombat.23 thanks for your reply . it's been 3 days since I stopped taking letrazole and can't believe how different I feel with no aching joints but know I can't stop for good .After reading up about brands will definitely ask next week when I go to breast clinic of I can go on accord . Hope your feeling good and big Cwtches to you xxxFran 

maggiemee
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Hi there I

I posted this to another lady a while ago but anyway Ive been taking Letrozole (Fermara) for 7 months and I have had awful aches and pains, initially crippling. My oncologist has prescribed me a supplement, I take 1 tablet a day. The discomfort hasn't disappeared but it seems to be helping, maybe I haven't been taking it long enough yet, who knows it might help you.  I don't know what it is in the UK but on the packet it says: 

Normorelax: Food supplement based on Magnesium, Tryptophan, Boswellia Serrata Casperome® with Niacin 
and Vitamins B2 and D. Magnesium, Riboflavin and Niacin contribute to the reduction of tiredness andfatigue and to the normal functioning of the nervous system;
Magnesium and Niacin also contribute to the normal psychological function.
Boswellia counteracts localized states of tension.
Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal muscle functions and the immune system.
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