You will need to ask the Gp to state the brand as pharmacist will just give you what they have in! Worth talkinh to Pharmacist first and worth sticking to a brand that you expreience less side effects with. Hope it goes well and you experence less side effects .
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I was pre menopause when diagnosed breast cancer, first mammogram. So started on Tamoxifen before radio therapy. 1 mth after radio therapy had finished extreem fatigue. So extreem I couldn't walk 20 yards ended up hospitalized due to breathlessness. They stopped tamoxifen as they thought it may have caused a PE blood clot in lung. Luckly it wasn't. So they put me back on it, tried to fight fatigue but eventually stop it. Had a break then started Anastrozol and the changes of brands at each prescription caused joint and fatigue to varying degrees. Not as bad as tamoxifen. I talked to Pharmacist he sugested asking GP to prescribe Arimidex which is.the brand name for Anastrozol. This helped greatly and settled.a lot of the side effects although still had fatigue it was manageable with power naps some days others I was fine. Now 5 years on and Fatigue is back with a vengeance since beginning of this year, and they want you to take it for 5 more years! I have had a lot of stress this year 2018 dad passed away in Jan and fatigue was very bad every afternoon needing not just a power nap, but 3 or more hrs each afternoon I can't function! Then Mum was diagnosed with dementia in March and although fatigue improved slightly it's now really bad. Baçk to no function for 4 hours in afternoon then I can function for a while but by come 8pm I tired NO it is not the same as the fatigue. Finding it difficult as most people are getting to sleep in hot weather. Since June when I had a 4 hour drive the joint pain and stiffness has comeback too. I really wonder is anybody able to tolerate up to 5 years and beyond?
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