Treatment-related skin issues: Hives and itching
I was on Anastrozole following stage 2A breast cancer radiation. After about 4 months on Anastrozole I started breaking out in hives and severe itching. That can be a rare side effect of Anastrozole. My doctor had me stop the Anastrozole for several days and the hives and itching went away and I was fine again. My doctor then switched my meds to Tomoxifin. I’ve been on that for about 3 weeks and again I have severe itching and hives. Last night I woke up miserable with hives again, they subsided after a few hours. I have no idea if this itching problem is related to my cancer meds. or not, but it’s driving me crazy. This is the craziest problem I’ve had and a very strange side effect. But I do know that if I stop taking my meds it goes away. Anybody else having similar skin issues like this?