I have been on anastrozole for 6 months after surgery for oestrogen positive breast cancer, removal of sentinel node and 3 weeks of radiotherapy. At first I had no side effects but gradually pain in my joints, especially back knees, and hands have got increasingly worse. I was active before, walking between 10 and 15 miles a week, now I struggle to get out of bed each morning. This has had a detrimental effect on my mood. Battling to remain positive, I force myself to keep moving, stretching, exercises, walking, no alcohol, and keeping busy but the pain is constant when I'm standing and as a result, am SO tired. My oncologist has asked me to persevere and we hope that this is the peak with my body settling down soon but I'm struggling. Has anyone out there found things improve? Just want some reassurances please.
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