Wow, these drugs make me sleepy! Letrozole (AKA Femara) comes with a warning on the bottle ‘Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how these drugs affect you’. Well I never saw that on the bottle first time around!
Pharmacy Fun Time
Yesterday, I got my ‘refill’ of 10 tablets of Letrozole (2.5mg) from my local pharmacy just in the nick of time. I am supposed to take x2 Letrozole tablets for five days, starting from CD3. Yesterday was CD3, so I when I received an email from my local pharmacy saying I could pick them after 5pm I was relieved. However, there was a note in the email saying that I would have to pay full price because it was so close from ordering to pick up, the insurance had not been calculated yet. That would be $103 full price v $0.26 copay due. Fortunately, when I got to the pharmacy, the insurance had done its thing and I only owed $0.30. An increase from last cycle of $0.04 – weird (My progesterone has gone up by $2.00 as well – has there been a nationwide increase in drug prices? Do drugs fluctuate like oil prices??)
What time of day do you take your Letrozole?
I have decided to take the Letrozole in the early evening because last time when I took them in the morning, the drugs were affecting me on my drive home from work, dangerously so. They do make me extra sleepy – I guess from using all that energy up to grow those extra follicles. Let’s see how this works out. Last night I slept pretty well for the first time in a while, maybe it was the drugs or maybe its about time I had a good nights sleep after two weeks on the progesterone.
Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive and Dodge
Right – off to dodge some balls at our social club and let of some steam!! More on dodgeball next week when I will be facing the dilemma of whether to play in the play offs or sit on the side lines…. :-S