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Managing mood

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daiseykins
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Re: Managing mood

Hi l have heard of this headspace will check it out,thanks
ValS1
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Re: Managing mood

Hi Daisykins, yes I agree it is a orice worth paying, all the reports on Anastrozole & similar drugs are highly favourable, its reassuring to take something knowing it is a preventative. I have only just started on ut so its early days, yes exercise is brilliant for mood and I also use meditation, i have a few free meditation apps on my iPad and they are all good but Headspace is excellent, worth a look at their website. All the best & thanks.
daiseykins
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Re: Managing mood

Hi eastanglian,l am like you,l have been taking letrozole for 2 months now and just recently l have noticed   a slight difference in my moods but l find exercise helps.even a short walk,it's not easy for all us ladies with all our side effects.but l feel if it helps stop a recurrence of the bc it's a small price we have to pay.l know some of us  suffer horrendous side affects more than others,why this l don't know.keep your peckers up all you ladies out there.there will be light at the end of the tunnel.lol Daiseykins x😃

ValS1
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Re: Managing mood

Thanks, 🙂
Boa
Member

Re: Managing mood

I am taking letrozole which is also an AI. I haven't experienced low mood but do know of others who have so you may get some posts confirming what you feel.
ValS1
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Re: Managing mood

Hi Cassie, thanks thats reassuring, I know everyone is different but the main things people have commented on is joint pain & hot flushes etc. I think it may be a coincidence as I've only just started taking the tablets. Best wishes.
CassieB
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Re: Managing mood

I've been on anastrozole for almost 12 months and have not noticed any change in my mood. (I'm nearly 70.)

ValS1
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Managing mood

Hi all, I am a newbie here, really appreciate being able to 'speak' to others going through all this. I was diagnosed with BC after a routine mammogram last November, recalled & had ultrasound & cone biopsy, then results, small tumour right breast, MRI confirmed probably not spread. Had lumpectomy 3 weeks ago, clinic last week results stage 1 BC, 10 mm tumour removed with wide margin, no spread to lymph nodes. Prescribed anastrozole plus 3 weeks radiotherapy. Of course I understand how 'lucky' I am for it to be caught early etc. after weeks of worry & stress all across Christmas & New Year I am now at the other side, wound healed up OK and waiting for radiotherapy to start in a couple of weeks. I retired a year ago, I'm 62, So am at home, my husband still works full time. I have alot of interests, knitting, crochet, reading, have friends and am all round very fortunate. But I am suddenly mentally extremely low, I coped OK all through the diagnosis & op etc of course there were tears and worry, but I didnt feel anywhere as bad as I do now. I started the anastrozole 6 days ago & noticed the plummet in mood straight away, but not sure whether its the medication or a reaction to what I've been through, has anyone else had an immediate drop in mood as soon as they started the tablets?