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Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole

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I am in year 2 of 5 years enduring Anastrozole. There are side effects but they seem to be very varied. Mine didn’t manifest until the second year

As I have written before - my greatest frustration was understanding, discussing and finding possibilities for dealing with side effects. There is no one size fits all here. Each side effects requires its own attention. AND it rarely involved Tylenol and Bengay but hallelujah if that worked. I worked my own issues out when assistance from those prescribing Anastrozole left me paddling my own canoe.
One by one with research and forums such as this I was able to address most of my issues. I wanted to hopefully keep this option for the 5 years prescribed and I will continue to work on that

If there is a fly in this prescribed AI ointment it might not be the chemistry of this pill, but rather in the emotional understanding of how this will effect the person taking it! The prescribers become a gateway side effect when the value of what they are offering as extensions of our life as a whole must encompass our daily life as we live it day-to-day.
Ever onward!!

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Keep on Keeping on. I, like you was on Anastrozole and I took for 2 1/2 yrs. Like you, the doctors prescribing the meds just leave you paddling your own canoe. (I love that analogy) I did ‘OK’ for 2 years, ignoring side effects and trying everything to feel better and not have hip pain. I felt 80 yrs old and I’m not That Old. 🤣. O couldn’t get in & out of the car without help. I stopped the med. It took about 5 months for me for me to get to feeling like my energetic self w/o a fog over my entire body. I did 2 1/2 yrs of meds. Better than nothing. I pray you can continue w/ med, it may be helpful. Many women are able to finish out the 5 years. Blessings to them and actually to all of us! Positive vibes to you. 💪🏼