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12/6/2017St1b1.3cm,sn1.8mm,rads, no chemo bmx,on anestrizole.have extereme anxiety, wake upbin am feel like psy said from anestrozole.took at 8pm then
changing times.9am all day anxiety
Going to try at 5pm to see if I can stop this awful feeling. Any suggestions or clinical
studies. I need help thank kaiser pt with

outside referal for psyc. Recent. I am sure other women have similar want to get help clinical studies, i am meditating praying not sure my prognosis. Had abd and bone scan recent clear no.cancer. hope you can help
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12/6/2017I am sorry you are feeling this way! Taking estrogen-blocking medication can have some very unpleasant side effects. I recommend scheduling a consultation with your medical oncologist to discuss whether switching you to a different anti-hormonal medication will provide the same benefit without the same side effects. There is more than one drug and different women experience different side effects. If anastrozole is indeed contributing to your anxiety, perhaps a different drug would be easier to tolerate. Also, Johns Hopkins Breast Center has a Breast Cancer Survivors Weekend Retreat every November for women who have recently completed treatment. We would love to have you join us as many women experience these feelings. Please check back on our website if you are interested or you can email me at for more information.

Best Wishes,

Angie Cramer, BSN, RN, ONN-CG

Certified Oncology Nurse Navigator

The Johns Hopkins Breast Center

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