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What happens when you stop taking anastrozole?

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I am on anastrozole and it’s wrecking my bones.
How did you taper off?
I have 8 months to go taking it.

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Consider Exemestane. Also, the half life of anastrozole elimination is 50 hrs.
Ive been concerned about this since i was treated 10 years ago.
The half life is how long it takes to eliminate from your body.
So, when you take it on Monday, you have a full dose.
When you take it on Tuesday you Get a full dose and half of Mondays is in your body.
Discuss with your doctor:
1) can you consider changing to exemestane
But… you must discuss with the time. You may need a break from exemestane. Body builders are told only to be on it 3 months. Discuss the cardiology of this drug.
For a small minority, it can be a pro thrombotic.
It was for me after 4 years. In the ER with either an arterial spasm or blood clot. But im ok.
Or
2) take Anastrozole have every other day with drs consent.

These drugs ARE wreaking havoc with the bones. Doctors need to pay attention to the half life of these drugs. Its been going on for Years.

Blessings to finding a comfortable solution. 🌺