Hi First of all, it’s so amazing to have found this group. Reading this thread makes me realise what I’m going through happens to other people too which helps somehow. After BC last year I was on Letrozole for 4 months but the muscular pain was so hard to cope with (I was ending up in bed every day) I switched to Anastrozole at Christmas. Initially it seemed fine but over time the side effects have increased. Hot flushes are the least of it. Carpal tunnel in my right hand and trigger finger in the left - to the extent that I now can’t hold a fork properly. And it was interesting to see someone talk about walking like a tin man - that’s so familiar, as is the lack of sleep. Anyway last week I agreed with my nurse that they’ll try me on Tamoxifen instead. In the meantime I’ve stopped taking the tablets and at the moment feel worse than ever - I guess I’m getting withdrawal symptoms. I’m lucky because I caught my BC very early and like some other ladies on here the tablets only make a very small difference to the chances of it coming back. I can only speak for myself but coping with the side effects is so much harder than dealing with the initial treatment and I do wonder whether it’s worth taking the tablets. Still I’ll give Tamoxifen a try and see how I get on. Thank you all for being there.
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