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Sun, Oct 6 8:56am · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

I was starting to think I was only one with the vaginitis side effect!
Atrophic vulvovaginitis…gradually got worse over the 5 years on Anastrozole. I Consulted with GYN and confirmed ok by Oncology to treat with estradiol 10mcg (Vagifem) with good results past 2 weeks.
I too am considered low risk for reoccurrence (stage 1 ER+ right and DCIS stage 0 left 2014). I should add that Osteoporosis did worsen while on Anastrozole for which I’m now treated with Prolia injections.
Coping with worry about reoccurring cancer with yoga and meditation with fair success. Best of luck to you and thanks so much for sharing your story 💕

Tue, Aug 20 7:23am · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

❤️ your comments about wreaking havoc with your emotions! This has been my story as well! I am hopeful the anxiety issues will stop once I’m off Anastrozole….awaiting Oncology appointment next week to discuss. I have been on drug for 5 years (but who’s counting?)

Mon, Aug 12 6:58am · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

I’ve been on Arimidex (aka Anastrozole) 5 yrs and hair loss is issue for me. There is plenty of regrowth and did not lose it all! The quality of my hair changed overall. It’s very thin where parted. Good beautician with cuts and style has helped me feel better.
Yoga & exercise helped for joint pains.

Sun, Aug 11 7:26am · Fear of recurrence in Breast Cancer

Yes!

Sun, Aug 11 7:24am · Fear of recurrence in Breast Cancer

Thanks for sharing.

Sat, Aug 10 7:50am · Fear of recurrence in Breast Cancer

You have said it exactly right! I’m fearful of giving up safety blanket!
Trying to eliminate all stress from my life…
It’s a difficult journey as you well know. Thanks for reaching out on this. Helps to share.

Sat, Aug 10 7:46am · Fear of recurrence in Breast Cancer

Thanks so much for your kind words! Taking Prolia injections for osteoporosis which I also had before BC. Will see oncologist in 2 weeks. I guess it’s one of those statistical benefit risk issues for me. I guess research points to 10 yrs on Anastrozole but they fear 5 more yrs will affect my bones adversely so bone doc suggested stopping Anastrozole after 5 yrs.

Fri, Aug 9 5:40am · Aromasin (exemestane) in Breast Cancer

I found the joint pain was helped by gentle yoga and special exercise classes for cancer thrivers. Hopefully this is something you can try.