• Switch from tamoxifen to anastrozole

    Asked by akwendi on Monday, April 15, 2019

    Switch from tamoxifen to anastrozole

    After 2 years my oncologist is switching my from tamoxifen to anastrozole. Has anyone else done this? What has your experience been? Side effects? I've tolerated the tamoxifen fairly well after a couple of bumpy months when I started. Just curious what I can expect.

    3 Answers from the Community

    • Chelsea-blue's Avatar

      Yes I took Tamoxifen everyday for 2 years. Following heart attacks my oncologist switched me to anastrazole daily..thats been about 2 years ago. So far no side effects..

      6 months ago
    • Twinkletoes' Avatar

      I have no side affects from anastrozole and I have been taking it about a month.

      6 months ago
    • Dltmoll's Avatar

      I am now on letrozole after being on tamoxifen for two years. I was on anastrozole and then exemestane before the tamoxifen, but did have a lot of side effects like extensive joint pain and bad headaches, which is why I went on the tamoxifen, which I tolerated well. Due to a number of reasons, it was time to go back on an aromatase inhibitor, so now the letrozole, which so far has caused only minor side effects. Anastrozole may be just fine for you, as it is for many, but if not, your doctor can guide you through the options until you can find out what works for you.

      6 months ago

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