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?

@kathyomaha55

My pain is mostly in my hand joints – it's a deeper ache that seemingly never goes away. I tried some CBD Oil (with no THC) it did not seem to help. Or does it take several applications over some days to help? Does anyone know? CBD oil from Hemp is legal in all 50 states.

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I have the same pain. My thumb joint area is the worst. I take Tylenol arthritis pills and that seems to lessen the pain. Hope this is helpful for you.

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Guntherbear- get a cortisone shot in your thumb joint. It will eliminate the pain for 6 months to a year

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@trixie1313

@elizm Thanks for the suggestion f the Topricin Fibro cream. I ordered it from Walmart online after taking a bad fall on a walk/hike a couple of days ago. Due to the AIs, my joints are stiff and painful and I think that's why my ankle went out on me. I was able to finish getting around the lake but have been in a lot of pain due to scraping up right arm, left leg, sprained the left wrist and pulled the left shoulder. Got the Topricin today and put it on my wrist and shoulder…most of the pain in my wrist is gone and my shoulder is feeling better. I'm going to put some on my hands before bed to see if that will help them as well. Thanks for letting us know about this product!

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Thanks – I tried this Topricin Fibro Cream – unfortunately it did not seem to help me any, on my hands.

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@francine6829

Guntherbear- get a cortisone shot in your thumb joint. It will eliminate the pain for 6 months to a year

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I was wondering if that would help. Thank you for replying. I will talk to my doctor about getting it. 6 months to a year sounds great !

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@kathyomaha55

Thanks – I tried this Topricin Fibro Cream – unfortunately it did not seem to help me any, on my hands.

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@kathyomaha55
Well… shoot!

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@guntherbear

I was wondering if that would help. Thank you for replying. I will talk to my doctor about getting it. 6 months to a year sounds great !

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I have arthritis in my knees – they tried a cortisone shot. It did not work for me – wore off after 5 weeks. It was supposed to last 6 months. Now it's hard to tell if it's arthritis or the anastrozole! Probably both. 🙁 Good luck.

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kathy – have you tried gel shots for your knees. They work better than cortisone

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@elizm

I have also tried CBD Oil – pretty much the same result, that is nothing. I see the oncologist on 7/31. I am going to ask her about Tumeric, as some people said that helped them. Also going to ask her about taking a "med vacation". I started taking this in November 2018. Some side effects got a lot better. Insomnia, and dry eyes are no so much of a problem these days. Most annoying side effect now is my hands aching all the time. I take Meloxicam, and Tylenol and they only help slightly,

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@francine6829

kathy – have you tried gel shots for your knees. They work better than cortisone

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I'm looking in to that now – my insurance will only pay for a certain kind of shot – I need to find out the name of it. THANKS!

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Tumeric did not do anything for me. Changing to Tomoxifen did reduce the joint pain.

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Let me know when you find out the name of the shot medicene.

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@francine6829

Let me know when you find out the name of the shot medicene.

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Will do! As you can see I'm trying everything!!

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