Wasn’t I just telling you about my planned mini-break from aromatase inhibitors? It sure seems that way to me. By the way, thank you to the wonderful response to my two previous posts on the dark side of aromatase inhibitors. You can check them out here and here if you missed them and care to. Seems there are many out there suffering in silence. Hate that.
Breaks, at least breaks from the unpleasant stuff, always go by far too quickly.
Why is this?
My temporary break from AIs is already over. My PCP wanted me to take one month off. I opted for two. I did enjoy my time off and yes, I did start to feel better.
So why am I going back on?
Well, first and foremost, I don’t want to have regrets down the road for not trying my damnedest to make this adjuvant hormonal therapy regimen work. Even while on my short hiatus, I’ve had thoughts of rogue cancer cells doing what cancer cells do best, growing and multiplying in silence. Cancer is sneaky and silent.
Secondly, I want to prove to oncologist #5 that she was wrong about me. As you might remember, she told me (yes told, not suggested to me) that I would never go back on if I ever decided to go off AIs.
Okay, so I’ve got a quiet rebellious side.
Anyway, I’m back in the AI saddle and hoping Aromasin® is a bit gentler. My five years will be up in roughly 820 days.
I’ll keep you posted.
You might want to read and download, Endocrine Therapy – Managing & Making Decisions About Your Aromatase Inhibitor Medication.
Have you ever switched (or stopped taking) a medication due to side effects?
Have you & your doctor ever discussed taking a break from a medication?
Are you taking Aromasin® or another one of the AIs?