I appreciated your story as an active person, and the impact of Exemestane. I took Anastrazole (and I see someone else in this thread gave it almost the same name I did “NastyZole”). I’m an active person at 67 with no family history of arthritis or debilitatingly painful knees, and a younger sister who at 64 is running 9 miles a day 3 times a week. I took Anastrazole for 15 months, and stopped because I had been getting bilateral rashes for a month, including terrible rashes on my eyelids. Once I stopped, the rashes stopped, but soon after that I went for a run, and a day later had knee pain in both knees, excruciating pain in one of them to the extent that I couldn’t sleep and couldn’t get comfortable even with lots of pillows strategically placed. AND, I could barely walk for the next month and a half. Meanwhile, my oncologist wanted me to switch to Exemestane. I haven’t done it. I decided that leading an active lifestyle pain-free is more important to me than reducing my risk of breast cancer recurrence. If and when cancer returns, I will take Exemestane. In the meantime, I don’t want to accelerate aging of all of the cells and organs of my body and I want to be active as long as I can. Thank you again for your post. And good luck to you! I hope you’re back running and feeling great.
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