I will be on anastrozole soon and am desperate to hear from ladies who are on it and are ok on it, as all I hear is the bad stuff...really starting to panic....eek!!!
I hear you Marilyn; I read NOTHING the first two years I was on Anastrozole . When I found others “chatting”, I quit Anastrozole for a year. The joint and muscle pain, oh my. My daughter and oncologist begged me to go back on, I did. You can read an earlier blog I wrote earlier today. I should end Anastrozole by 2020, but I am no longer in physical pain and could take Anastrozole for ten or more years.
please do not panic
I have been on anastrozole since my lumpectomy, chemo and radiotherapies last spring and can report no side effects and I know of one other friend, same age, a GP who has similar experience. I have some loss of libido , which may or may not be related,? Difficult to say, oncologist seemed to recognise this might be a result. But nothing else.
So don’t expect anything inevitable. I feel fine. I am normally active, had some arthritis in my feet before all this, it hasn’t got any worse. I am 67. I always wear “sensible “ shoes, couldn’t tolerate anything else.
Good luck to you .