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Pain in my leg

Nic2223
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  1.  Hi I’m after some advice, I’m taking   letrozole, palbociclib, and zoladex... I’m suffering really bad pains in one of my legs. Knee and hip I can be fine then all of a sudden I can hardly walk. What I’m wanting to know is anyone on the same medication and have these side effects? I go to the doctors but they won’t proscribe  anything as he doesn’t know enough about the medication, my oncologist doesn’t give me an examination as she’s dealing with my cancer which she is great but I feel stuck, who do I go to about this pain. Any advice will be great. As you can see it’s 2am and I can’t sleep for the pain . Thanks Nic 
Nic2223
Nic2223
Eva2
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Hi Nic2223

I'm sorry to hear about your experiences on these drugs. My own experience of letrozole is that I found most of the brands produced various different aches in places like knees, fingerjjoints, cocyx, hip plus chronic fatigue. I now get a private prescription for Femara which the NHS in their greater wisdom won't provide. This is the original make of letrozole and is known not to have SEs. It costs me £80 a month from a local chemist, which I am fortunate enough to be able to pay without breaking the bank, but it has given me my quality of life back. I know everyone is different and some people find certain brands of letrozole suit them, but this may be worth a try for you?

Hope you find the solutions you are looking for and have a better night's sleep tonight!

Hugs

Eva2

Nic2223
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Hi Eva2 Thanks for your reply, I’ll look into it. Thanks Nic 

Nic2223