Cognitive impairment, forgetfulness with hormone blockers
I was diagnosed with breast cancer stage 2A last year. I had surgery to remove the tumor, and followed by radiation. Thankfully I was spared chemo. I’ve was on Anastrozole, but didn’t tolerate it very well so my doctor switched me to tamoxifen. On both of these medications I have experienced a decline in cognitive functioning. I have brain fog that makes me think I’m loosing my mind. My memory that was excellent before my cancer diagnosis, is now becoming a real problem. I have brain fog that is now causing me to avoid social situations because I repeat myself in conversations. I just want to hide away at home by myself. My husband thinks I’m loosing my mind, and hasn’t been very kind about the side effects I’m experiencing. I fear that maybe I really am headng into some serious memory loss and perhaps sliding into dementia. But none of this was happening prior to starting on these cancer drugs last year. Does anyone else have these symptoms from anastrozole or tomoxifin? Any help, advise, or insight from others here is appreciated!!!