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Rosa Cabrera RN

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ask: Hi I am on Letrozole 5mg this month for fertility and having bad cramps and bloating and feeling on and off nauseated for 2 days now. I am on day 22 of my 28 day cycle. What could this be from?

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Rosa Cabrera RN

Hi Mellor,

Thank you for your question and welcome to EmpowHer!

The symptoms you are experiencing are a result of Letrozele. Nausea, stomach pains, and water retention (which will lead to bloating) are all common side effects of the medication.

Other common side effects include: Back, leg, or arm pain; breast pain; constipation; cough; diarrhea; dizziness; headache; hot flashes; flushing; increased sweating; indigestion; joint or muscle pain; loss of appetite; mild swelling or fluid retention; nausea; night sweats; sleeplessness; stomach pain; tiredness; vaginal dryness or irritation; vomiting; weakness; weight gain or loss.

More serious side effects that require medical attention include: Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); calf pain or tenderness; chest pain; confusion; fever, chills, or sore throat; increased or painful urination; numbness of an arm or leg; one-sided weakness; severe or persistent bone pain; severe stomach pain; shortness of breath; sudden severe headache, vomiting, dizziness, or fainting; swelling of the ankles or feet; unexplained vaginal bleeding or discharge; vision or speech changes.

Hope this helps,

Rosa

August 12, 2011 - 7:24am
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