Hormone therapy - angelap

Drug or Chemo Therapy Associated with Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma . Posted on September 11, 2019 View this journey (7 Experiences)

I have been on Anastrozole for 1.5 years now. I have 8.5 more to go. I have experienced bone pain and joint pain but can live with it. My bloodwork was all great in the first year of this drug, but now, everything is still great except my LDL cholesterol went up 30 points! Now I am just barely on the "OK" range. I did some research and read that many women on this drug have had this happen...due to loss of estrogen which protects the heart. Nothing I can do about it at this point. I already work out and eat healthy. Hoping it will improve by me ramping up the workouts in the next months though. We will see! Also I have had weight gain of 10 pounds due to this drug. I was shocked I could gain that much, in the past it would have taken a lot for me to do it, now it was easy to add this weight and plus I eat healthy and workout! ALL side effects was how my body reacted to estrogen being blocked. But what does someone do when that is what fueled the breast cancer? Hate the weight gain, it's like taking a weight gainer powder when the last thing I want is additional weight. Oh, well.

Easy to Do: Agree
Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA

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