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How do people feel while they are on Anastrozole? I feel horrible sometimes. I think I'm getting de-hydrated by the constant sweating and extreme heat outside.

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Learning About Breast Cancer over 7 years
 
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    anonymes
    Survivant depuis 2012
    I've been on Femara since May. Have to move around to fight that blah, yucky feeling. Haven't figured out if I feel depressed , fatigued or old. Worse after lunch so I don't fight it and lie down. Hoping it will get better but the alternative is not an option for me. I thought I was the only one who had these feelings until y'all's post. Now I kind of feel normal. Thanks for the question. :-)
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    • Anne Marie jacintho Profile
      anonymes
      Survivant depuis 2003

      At times Jo I get so frustrated being so totally exhausted before I even begin then I tell myself it's not that bad and get moving. It is great to be alive.

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      anonymes
      Survivant depuis 2012

      This is amazing. I get to talk to someone at 12:15 am CST in Hawaii and feel better by simply learning it's not all in my head and being whiney about a little pill. I'm ready to find those big girl panties that everyone refers to and get back to...

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      This is amazing. I get to talk to someone at 12:15 am CST in Hawaii and feel better by simply learning it's not all in my head and being whiney about a little pill. I'm ready to find those big girl panties that everyone refers to and get back to being me as soon as I can remember where I put her. :-D

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      anonymes
      Survivant depuis 2003

      Lol

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    • Anne Marie jacintho Profile
      anonymes
      Survivant depuis 2003

      I told my son the other day such a small pill and yet so powerful. He laughed and said they make it small so us old folks can swallow it. We both laughed I'm always telling my kids this pill is aging me before my time.

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      I know how hard it is! Been on femara since December , after finishing 5 yrs of arimidex, which also aged me. I had recurrence 11 yrs later. Been thru more chemo, radiation, and I think the femara is the hardest treatment. I lost lots of hair,...

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      I know how hard it is! Been on femara since December , after finishing 5 yrs of arimidex, which also aged me. I had recurrence 11 yrs later. Been thru more chemo, radiation, and I think the femara is the hardest treatment. I lost lots of hair, gained weight, lost appetite, dried up, feel lots older than 58. Most of all I am fatigued but that's a side effect of all. Yes, you are right about forcing a higher activity level and feeling better overall. Exercise so important. One foot ahead of the other... I'm thinking of asking my oncologist about switching to aromisin. Perhaps less side effects.

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    • Anne Marie jacintho Profile
      anonymes
      Survivant depuis 2003

      Someone had posted earlier about another drug envista or something like that check out theDr. Susan love research website she has a lot of information on the different studies and what is out there. I'm kind if figuring that I too will be on some...

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      Someone had posted earlier about another drug envista or something like that check out theDr. Susan love research website she has a lot of information on the different studies and what is out there. I'm kind if figuring that I too will be on some type of breast cancer prevention drug for the rest of my life. I feel sorry for my kids as the breast cancer journey never ends. They have been dealing it with me from the age of 3 and 5. They are now 12 and 14. Time does fly by and live goes on happy to be able to be treated even with the side effects. Hugs to you all in this journey that we all share.

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    anonymes
    Survivant depuis 2011
    I have been on Arimidex since the end of December,2011. Some days I feel as though my "get up and go" has gotten up and left. I try to get to the gym three days a week. This summer that has proven to be a challenge. I have always tried to drink 6-8 glasses of water daily. If I have nothing planned and sit down in front of the television in the afternoon, nap time is in the near future.
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    • Anne Marie jacintho Profile
      anonymes
      Survivant depuis 2003

      It's nice to hear that it's not only me When picking up my daughter from school I park under a tree I use to enjoy reading while I wait now I read one sentence and I'm in la la land.

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      anonymes
      Survivant depuis 2011

      I have come up with the expression "fuzzy moment." I'm 64 so I don't want to call them "senior moments" quite yet.

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  • Anne Marie jacintho Profile
    anonymes
    Survivant depuis 2003
    I feel the same way at times one good day one bad day. Just got to keep moving and stay active then I don't think about feeling yucky
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