Problem with anti estrogen medication
I took Anestrozole for about 5 months. Had a really bad rash and whelps. Changed to Lortazole, am having constant muscle cramps and joint pains. Don’t know which anti-estrogen medicine is best. I am 69 and had a malignant neoplasm in the left breast,
I was on Anestrozole initially and my doctor switched me to Letrozole. Side effects got better. Much less joint pain but still had some. I read about the benefits of turmeric and researched what was the most effective. I have been taking 2 capsules of Turmeric which is a total daily dose of 1000mg. This was approved by my oncologist. My joint pain is practically gone and I only have occasional leg cramps. I highly recommend that you try this. The brand I get is youtheory which you can purchase at Costco.
I have been on anastrazole for 2 1/2 years with no side effects. I was also leery about problems, but not everyone has bad experiences. My oncologist said exercise and keeping active helps. So give it a try, and if it doesn’t work for you, then speak with your doctor.