• Has anyone have or had problems with mood swings while taking Anastrozole?

    Asked by Olneygirl on Monday, July 8, 2019

    Has anyone have or had problems with mood swings while taking Anastrozole?

    I've been on Anastrozole for a year and 2 months so far. Other than hot flashes I have tolerated well. Recently, I've noticed that my mood changes quickly and I can go from feeling fine to feeling down. This is not normal for me. I'm usually very upbeat. Has anyone had a problem with this? What helps? I exercise regularly. I'm not on any prescription drugs except Anastrozole. Thanks!

    6 Answers from the Community

    6 answers
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      I can't answer about that drug, but the steroids that I took drove me batty. Since that drug is a hormone I can see that it would alter your mood swings. @carm would probably know more about it. She will see this and give you some information.

      3 months ago
    • kimba9584's Avatar
      kimba9584

      i have been taking for 2 years and always being hot is one thing i notice but the mood swings are there also. like you said go from happy to omg in a flash , learning to deal with it

      3 months ago
    • Twinkletoes' Avatar
      Twinkletoes

      Yes I notice I am more intolerant and will snap easily. Been on it 6 months. Also more tired.

      3 months ago
    • cllinda's Avatar
      cllinda

      I've been on this drug for six years now. A hot flash once in a while is my only side effect. I would ask the doctor about it.

      3 months ago
    • Olneygirl's Avatar
      Olneygirl

      Thank you for all of your responses. My Oncologist left and I'm starting with a new Oncologist in December so I'll hang in there until then. Meanwhile, I'll exercise and get up and out when the lows hit. I've started taking a B complex vitamin so maybe that will help. Thanks again!

      3 months ago
    • emmmi's Avatar
      emmmi

      I have been on anastrozole since February, 2019. I get hot flashes occasionally, usually when I’m stressed. I agree about the mood swings/intolerance. I feel taking this is important because I am so afraid of recurrence.

      3 months ago

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