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Mon, Sep 14 8:12am · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

@katrina123, I'm sorry to hear you're having such discomfort from Anastrozole. I did too…not nausea or headaches, but pain in shoulder, legs, ankles, feet, hands. Fatigue and insomnia were also a problem. I stayed on it for a year and a half, and then my oncologist switched me to Exemestane and I couldn't tolerate that either. I've now been on Tamoxifen for nearly a year, and the difference is remarkable. I'm 76 next month, so at this point it's hard to tell if the very minor aches and pains, word retrieval problems, and fatigue are from the drug, effects of the quarantine, or just my age! But Tamoxifen is sooooo much better. I know i can tolerate this one until my last year the of drug in 2003.

Tue, Sep 8 9:19pm · Neck & upper back pain in Spine Health

@tardi400, have you tried to get a second or third opinion about possible treatments?

Mon, Sep 7 7:50pm · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

@feistylf, Anastozole was the first AI my doctor prescribed after my cancer surgery. I stayed on it for a year and a half, and experienced all of the side effects you've mentioned here except headaches. Finally, I couldn't tolerate it anymore and tried Exemestane. I also had side effects from that drug. Finally my doctor prescribed Tamoxifen and I've been taking that for quite a long time with very few side effects at all. I hope you find some relief soon. I would definitely recommend a conference with your Oncologist.

Tue, Sep 1 11:51am · Aromatase Inhihibitors: Did you decide to go on them or not? in Breast Cancer

@djwc, Wishing you a complete recovery.

Sun, Aug 30 7:32am · Coronavirus facemask interferes with hearing aids in Hearing Loss

Yes, it can be difficult and very annoying!

Sat, Aug 29 3:58pm · Coronavirus facemask interferes with hearing aids in Hearing Loss

@lille, Masks are hard with hearing aids, I agree. I found that if I put my mask on first and then put my hearing aids on, it is much easier and my hearing aids stay on. It's difficult when I have to take the mask off and put it back while I'm out, though.

Fri, Aug 28 3:31pm · Sciatica in Spine Health

@bustrbrwn22, I'm so sorry that you're having to endure this level of pain. I hope you find relief immediately.

Fri, Aug 21 8:53am · Aromatase Inhihibitors: Did you decide to go on them or not? in Breast Cancer

I'm in Northern CA, too. Really can't open the windows to cool the house in the morning because of the smoke. Stay safe Trixie.