Completed 5 years of anastrozole. Withdrawal symptoms? Side effects?
Monday, July 23rd, after consulting with Dr. Loprinzi, we decided to have me stop taking anastrozole. (Arimidex). It has been 5 years since I started the drug after breast cancer surgery and radiation. Has anyone stopped this drug and had any withdrawal symptoms? The nurse from Blue Group sent me an email today saying that there are no withdrawal symptoms after stopping this drug. Soooooooooooooo, is this all in my head? Definitely having some type of withdrawal.
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My symptoms seem to have gone away as time has gone on. I've been on them going on 4 years. Glad I've stuck with them . You can do this!
Welcome to Connect, @ycnan and @smspaz59. I thought this discussion about anastrozole might interest you as well: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/arimidex/
@javajude Thanks for the encouraging words 🙂 Good to know there’s a light at the end. I will get to the finish line hoping effects will lessen over time. Thanks again.
I've been on it for about 5 months now. I had a little dizziness when I first started–and crying jags! But it seems to have settled down now and if there are any side effects they're minimal enough to be confused with something else. Hang in there!
I have had the Breast index done and it appears anastrozole will be very beneficial for me since I have a high risk of recurrence 😌 Do y’all think I should take it in the mornings or at night? Am kind of nervous about starting thus😝
I started taking it at night a few weeks ago after reading many of the comments. I first had a horrific headache and have had one about once a week but not so bad as well as fatigue toward the early afternoon which I am not fighting but taking a nap (first time in my life for naps!). A cousin in the family said she has headaches about once a week but that things settle down. Shall keep on keeping on and see how it goes.
I have been taking Anastrozole for @ 1 year. I take it at lunch time – very little side effects. A little fatigue at times and a tiny bit of joint pain at times. Good luck
Hi. I started anastrozole about 18 days ago. I too have few side effects, a bit of bone pain, sometimes trouble getting to sleep. My problem is it's been almost 3 months since completing chemo and I'm still getting neausea especially in the morning. I never was a breakfast eater so it's hard to even eat a soda cracker. Has or is anyone else suffering from neausea? Could it be from the anastrozole?
I did not have chemo – I do take Anastrozole and I haven't experienced nausea.
@trixie1313 – Atta girl, Trixie. Keep On Keepin’ On is a good thing ❤️