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I have extreme stiffness and pain in my hands. I have very little strength in them. Is this Anastrazole or arthritis? It is getting worse every day.


  • janiehs
    janiehs Member Posts: 36
    edited May 2022

    I think its mostly the anastrazole, but that’s just my opinion. I had mild arthritis before I started on AI (July, 2020) but my wrists and hands are way worse now then they have ever been - there are nights where getting the toothpaste cap off seems like a major ordeal and I have given up completely on opening a lot of jars, medicine bottle etc. Unfortunately, my cancer is like 99% ER/PR positive and aggressive according to my mammaprint test so going off the AI isnt really an option. I may ask to switch to another one next time I see my MO if it gets any worse.

  • amybirnbaum1
    amybirnbaum1 Member Posts: 12
    edited May 2022

    Hi all, did anyone get occassional breast pain IN THE HEALTHY breast while on anastrazol? First mammo coming up and the thought of going through this again so soon,,,