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Aug 8, 2018 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

What you said was very interesting. I've been on anastrozole for almost 2 years now and just had another biopsy in June which came out ok. I saw my oncologist this morning and told him about all of my bone pain and fatigue. He talked about going off for a while and then going back on. I wondered if it really prevented recurrence but you've answered that for me. Was your ovarian cyst benign? I do occassionally have some discomfort in the pelvic region but just tend to ignore it. What were your symptoms. Can you tell me where you found out that there is a connection between the anastrozole and ovarian cysts? Thanks alot for your information.

Jul 10, 2018 · Concern over Gadiolinum dye in MRIs in Breast Cancer

I was reading with interest about the MRI's and I don't think I had any issues with the contrast dye. My cancer was 2 years ago and I had another biopsy a month ago but it was clear, so that was good news. I've always had a lot of allergies but I don't think there was any reaction from the MRI.

Aug 12, 2017 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

Thanks. Your information was very helpful.

Aug 11, 2017 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

Did you have a choice as to whether you could have a lumpectomy or not? I also had invasive lobular carcinoma , stage 1 but I opted for a lumpectomy. Just kind of wondering if that was the right thing to do.

Jul 24, 2017 · Seeking Qualified skilled Surgeons in Breast Cancer

I live in a very rural area about 300 miles from the hospital where I had to go to get my biopsy. I was really fortunate to get excellent Drs. that are associated with Mayo Clinic. I really didn’t have any choice, they just called and told me what Drs. were going to be on my care team. It was very difficult going where I didn’t know any of them, but all turned out well. I would go back to any of them again. We have children that live in the area of the hospital, so we could stay with them during my treatment. Last summer, while I was undergoing treatment, we made 14 trips back and forth in about a 3 month period. My husband had also had a farm accident the month before I was diagnosed so he had several surgeries there between my surgeries and skin grafting. It was quite a summer, to say the least. We came home on weekends to do what needed doing on the farm for the next week ahead. It was a very fun summer 🙂 But I am really thankful for the great care and excellent Drs.

Jul 17, 2017 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

Hi to all of you. I have been on anastrozole for 9 months. I had lobular carcinoma and had some lymph nodes removed but they were all clear. Then I had radiation but no chemo. When I first started anastrozole, I was exhausted, my bones and joints all over my body hurt and I was about to decide to go off of it. Then my oncology nurse told me to take glucosomine/chondroitin with MSM. She also told me to take 2 Aleve pm at night to sleep. I do those things plus I take fish oil, vitamin D, calcium , and magnesium. Things are much better. I still have some days that I don’t feel like beans but they are getting farther and farther apart. I also walk 30 minutes each day, which is a challenge some days. My hair was already thinning somewhat so I can’t tell if it is any worse but I don’t think so. Hope this is a help to you.

Jun 4, 2017 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

Thanks for the information. I also get bad leg cramps at night and I take 800 mg. of magnesium in the evening. I can always tell when I forget to take it because then my legs are restless and crampy all night long. Thanks again for the info.

Jun 4, 2017 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

I have been taking anastrozole since last September (2016) and have had a few side effects. One thing I have noticed is that the side effects seem to come and go. At first I had a lot of fatigue and bone and soft tissue pain. My oncology nurse told me to take Chondroitin/Glucosomine with MSM in it and that really helped. She also said to take 1 -2 tablets of Aleve PM before bedtime, which I do take around 7 p.m. My radiologist said I could also take 10 mg of melatonin and sometimes I do. I did have radiation but no chemo. Sometimes I also have pain around my ovaries about once a month but the nurse said that it is the ovaries drying up. She said your body always remembers your cycles and I am 68 so past menopause. I am interested in hearing about those rollers some of you have talked about. Walking about 30 minutes a day seems to help a lot. I am also interested in knowing if these side effects will ever adjust to your body or if they will always come and go. I do know that I get more stressed easily.