Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole

Posted by tinalove @tinalove, Jan 31, 2016

I completed all treatments for breast cancer but now I am supposed to take hormone blocker, named anastrozole. im concerned about the side effects. Has anyone here taken it and did anyone have hair loss?

Do you think it might be a sign of insanity when you start swearing at your Arimidex pill in the morning? 🙂

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My oncologist said I could take a tomoxifen
holiday for 2 weeks while I am on vacation.looking forward to seeing if I have a decrease in joint pai. Over the next 2 weeks.

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@sparklegram

Do you think it might be a sign of insanity when you start swearing at your Arimidex pill in the morning? 🙂

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Sparklegram, not at all!!! For me, it would be abnormal not to swear at it! I’ve been given a reprieve for a few months by my doctor. It causes so much cognitive side effects for me that I can’t think straight. It’s wonderful not to be taking them for a little while. Had my mammogram last week and saw my oncologist, everything was clear!!! Nothing abnormal was detected! That means I’m one year out from treatment last summer! What’s your dosage? But you likely have already talked to your oncologist about going to a lower dosage…

And Francine, I have been given a 4 month reprieve! My cancer was one that’s very slow glowing I’ve been off meds since mid-May!!! I LOVE IT!! My next appt. with oncologist is in late September and we’ll review it then. I feel soooooo much better.

I can think clearly again. My husband and I haven’t been away for a vacation in nearly 5 years due to his 95 yr. old mother’s health. But his sister (she lives on the east coast, we are in Salt Lake City) is coming to stay with mommy dearest for those two weeks!!!! And we are going on a European river cruise!! A real vacation and no cancer meds!!! I think I’ve died and gone to heaven!!!

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@francine6829

My oncologist said I could take a tomoxifen
holiday for 2 weeks while I am on vacation.looking forward to seeing if I have a decrease in joint pai. Over the next 2 weeks.

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@francine6829 I'm hoping mine will also give me a 2 to 3-week holiday when our family goes on vacation…I would love to be a part of everything that goes on instead of pooping out and having to take breaks.

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@lisman1408

Sparklegram, not at all!!! For me, it would be abnormal not to swear at it! I’ve been given a reprieve for a few months by my doctor. It causes so much cognitive side effects for me that I can’t think straight. It’s wonderful not to be taking them for a little while. Had my mammogram last week and saw my oncologist, everything was clear!!! Nothing abnormal was detected! That means I’m one year out from treatment last summer! What’s your dosage? But you likely have already talked to your oncologist about going to a lower dosage…

And Francine, I have been given a 4 month reprieve! My cancer was one that’s very slow glowing I’ve been off meds since mid-May!!! I LOVE IT!! My next appt. with oncologist is in late September and we’ll review it then. I feel soooooo much better.

I can think clearly again. My husband and I haven’t been away for a vacation in nearly 5 years due to his 95 yr. old mother’s health. But his sister (she lives on the east coast, we are in Salt Lake City) is coming to stay with mommy dearest for those two weeks!!!! And we are going on a European river cruise!! A real vacation and no cancer meds!!! I think I’ve died and gone to heaven!!!

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@lisman1408, I'm a year and a half into Arimidex treatment. My dosage is 1 MG a day only! Pretty low!

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@lisman1408

Sparklegram, not at all!!! For me, it would be abnormal not to swear at it! I’ve been given a reprieve for a few months by my doctor. It causes so much cognitive side effects for me that I can’t think straight. It’s wonderful not to be taking them for a little while. Had my mammogram last week and saw my oncologist, everything was clear!!! Nothing abnormal was detected! That means I’m one year out from treatment last summer! What’s your dosage? But you likely have already talked to your oncologist about going to a lower dosage…

And Francine, I have been given a 4 month reprieve! My cancer was one that’s very slow glowing I’ve been off meds since mid-May!!! I LOVE IT!! My next appt. with oncologist is in late September and we’ll review it then. I feel soooooo much better.

I can think clearly again. My husband and I haven’t been away for a vacation in nearly 5 years due to his 95 yr. old mother’s health. But his sister (she lives on the east coast, we are in Salt Lake City) is coming to stay with mommy dearest for those two weeks!!!! And we are going on a European river cruise!! A real vacation and no cancer meds!!! I think I’ve died and gone to heaven!!!

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@lisman1408 I found switching to the letrozole (Femara), I haven't had the cognitive problems and brain fog…just other stuff that's more doable for me.

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@francine6829

My oncologist said I could take a tomoxifen
holiday for 2 weeks while I am on vacation.looking forward to seeing if I have a decrease in joint pai. Over the next 2 weeks.

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Best of luck, Francine, and have a fantastic vacation!

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@trixie1313

@francine6829 I'm hoping mine will also give me a 2 to 3-week holiday when our family goes on vacation…I would love to be a part of everything that goes on instead of pooping out and having to take breaks.

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Trixie, try to get at least 6 weeks without meds. if at all possible. It took me nearly a full month to feel like myself again. If not… oh well…enjoy whatever reprieve you can get!! I did start to feel ‘better’ within about a week, just not quite normal until about 3 weeks being off meds. Thanks for the tip on Femara! Next time I see my oncologist I’ll ask her about it.

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@lisman1408

Trixie, try to get at least 6 weeks without meds. if at all possible. It took me nearly a full month to feel like myself again. If not… oh well…enjoy whatever reprieve you can get!! I did start to feel ‘better’ within about a week, just not quite normal until about 3 weeks being off meds. Thanks for the tip on Femara! Next time I see my oncologist I’ll ask her about it.

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Thank you for that information, Lisman1408.

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not in the least! Sounds like a reasonable response to me…

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@oilermama

not in the least! Sounds like a reasonable response to me…

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I have a question – for those of you where CBD Oil is legal, have any of you tried it for joint pain. If so – does it really work on pain? I'm just wondering. The CBD Oil I'm asking about has no THC.

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@kathyomaha55

I have a question – for those of you where CBD Oil is legal, have any of you tried it for joint pain. If so – does it really work on pain? I'm just wondering. The CBD Oil I'm asking about has no THC.

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It is legal in Wisconsin as long as there is no THC in it. The cream version works great for me. But everyone's different. I would give it a try.

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Cbd oil did not to relieve my joint pain

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@kathyomaha55

I have a question – for those of you where CBD Oil is legal, have any of you tried it for joint pain. If so – does it really work on pain? I'm just wondering. The CBD Oil I'm asking about has no THC.

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@kathyomaha55 Just as a note of caution, check with your doctor before using. In my cancer group, it was mentioned that CBD could lower immunity.

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