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Letrozole and Hair Thinning

Letrozole and Hair Thinning

Posted by scaredysquirrel on Aug 1, 2020 9:38 pm

I know if I mention hair thinning or falling out to my Chemo Onc. she won't say much.  I've noticed lately though a considerable amount of hair falling out.  Of course, it's nothing compared to when I was getting chemo! I don't think I will go bald but just wondered if anyone else on Letrozole noticed hair falling out. Thankfully, I am blessed with an abundance of hair LOL.

Re: Letrozole and Hair Thinning

Posted by LGS on Aug 1, 2020 10:34 pm

I start letrozole next week but hair falling out won’t be a problem. I lost all my hair during chemo. 

Re: Letrozole and Hair Thinning

Posted by TT53 on Aug 1, 2020 10:54 pm

scaredysquirrel‍  I was on Letrozole for about 3 months and I definitely noticed hair falling out.  It lasted for quite a while after I stopped taking Letrozole.  I believe it is one of the side effects.
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Re: Letrozole and Hair Thinning

Posted by scaredysquirrel on Aug 2, 2020 2:47 am

Thanks, yes I've read that hair thinning is a side effect of Letrozole.  I'm also convinced its caused my weight gain as well.  Oh well, it could be worse!