ANASTROZOLE: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Breast Cancer: “In 2015 58 yr old, I was Stage 2 ER+93 PR+96 HER-neu, DC with sentinel lymphnode positive, had 6 additional lymphnodes that were attached to sentinel removed but were clear and had lumpectomy (tumor was 2.5 cm) dx in April 2015, I had 4 rounds TC and 13 Rads July 2015. Initially started on the generic Femara did great then into 10th month, had the joint pain, trigger finger, trigger thumb and knee issues. Had dry eye b/f dx. Switched t/generic Arimidex mfg TEVA-USA . Trigger finger, knee issue gone. On rx restasis, eyesight back/t 20/20 halos gone. Fast forward 1 yr later doing great, no hot flashes, hair loss, sleeping great, 1 complaint weight gain-stomach. Started having vision issues, wrist painful like trigger thumb b/ worse! ck’d label on prescription & mfg was Bluepoint-Labor and NOT TEVA. Pharmacy switched prescription 3 mo. prior & that’s when problems started Had liver cleanse, started itching, whelts/ hives /scratching. Now back to TEVA & things are better, eyesight returned, but my wrist hurts, but not as bad.”

Donna February 23, 2018

For Breast Cancer: “Age now, 59. Stage 2b rt side estr positive, mastectomy, chemo, rads in 2014. Tamoxifen for one year. Anastrazole for 3 months. So far, no pain, no weight gain, no hairloss (yet), some vision problems-blurry, fuzzy, spots. Will get that checked out. Flashes and insomnia have subsided. I prob need to be on it longer to determine side effects though. Very active, and a preschool teacher, so I’m glad that I haven’t lost a step yet.”

Mama S (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 31, 2017

For Breast Cancer: “Had a bi-lateral masectomy 9/18/17 and was told they got it all..My oncologist prescribed anastrozole and I can’t bring myself to take them. There’s so many horrific side effects that I think I will take my chances without this med. I’d appreciate a reply for any suggestions and what you think I should do as to whether take these pills or not .I need someone to talk to that has been hesitant as to what to do..Thank you, Bobbie”

B,J, December 3, 2017

For Breast Cancer: “Her2+, inflammatory, stage-3b breast cancer diagnosed 11/2014- on Anastrole since 08/15. Osteo-arthritis, burning scalp, whole-body tingling and numbness. Major hair loss. I have around around 2 years left on this drug. If I don’t completely stop taking this drug, I am certainly going to stop taking a whole pill daily, and stop taking a daily pill. I am past ready to roll the dice on a possible recurrence.”

Dumpty (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 20, 2017

For Breast Cancer: “I was only on this drug for two weeks and developed Severe swelling, redness and pain to bone above ankle, pain in thumb, reconstructed breasts felt like they were on fire and I cannot feel 4 of my toes in my right foot! I now am wearing a boot on my left foot for the swelling!”

Droske01 (taken for less than 1 month) October 17, 2017

For Breast Cancer: “I had grade 3 Huntington ductal carcinoma in 2013 with 30 intense radiation treatments after a partial mastectomy I’ve been on tamoxifen since October 2013 two two and a half months ago I started anastrozole had the bone density test and now after my third week at a brand new job I have my very first broken bone of my life. After reading all of these other reviews I can’t help but think that the Anastrozole is what is causing this I have also been having joint swelling and pain in my other hand and just joint pain throughout my legs getting out of bed in the morning is more painful. I’ve also started gaining weight this is after only being on this for 2 months this is so hard to believe but I honestly think I I’m going to stop taking this med”

Deluxevirgo (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 21, 2017

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