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Dec 19, 2019 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

My doctor told me to take Rogaine – You have to take it for like 3 months to see if it will even work. I bought some but have not used it yet.

Dec 13, 2019 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

I just started Exemestane like 6 weeks ago. What were the side effects you had – if you don't mind me asking. I was on Anastrozole previously like for 11 months. My hands hurt so much it was unbearable.

Dec 3, 2019 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

I met a lady who has severe Lymphodema on her left arm – she said she is always vigilant as any slight injury, causes her severe cellulitis. She is also a BC survivor – but they took out 29 of her 30 lymph nodes on that arm, like 15 years ago. So she still has problems. All of her nodes were negative – but maybe that's what they did back then. Seems like the surgeon was crazy to me. Good luck & she was wearing a compression sleeve.

Nov 19, 2019 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

I wish you all the best of luck making this decision. After 3 weeks on Exemestane, my hands feel better. (so It's been 4 weeks since I took Anastrozole). They also told me 5 to 10 years on the drugs. But I'm only 64 now & just passed my 1 year mark. I hope the doctor has a frank talk with you about your side effects and your chances of recurrence. You have to trust them, even though it's scary.

Nov 18, 2019 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

I also read a study that Fosamax makes the bones MORE brittle – so you are at higher risk of breaking bones! I'd avoid that too.

Nov 18, 2019 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

Someone else posted that it can take up to 2 to 3 months for the joint pain to subside. I've been off it 3 weeks now – my hands are starting to feel better. I was switched to exemestane.

Nov 18, 2019 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

Deep breaths – Stay positive and you can get through this!

Nov 14, 2019 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

Did you get a baseline bone scan – before you started? I had one and they told me to take 2,000 units D3 Oil capsules a day. And 1000 of calcium daily. These things will not hurt to take. Discuss this with your oncologist or her nurse. (It's easier to talk to my oncologist's nurse). Good luck.