Side Effects and Options
Please give opinions. I had a lumpectomy in March 2023, had radiation treatments and began taking Anastrozole May 2nd. Within the last 2 months my right ring finger has been locking and my right index finger gets sore if I bend it. Told the oncologist and the response was 2 options:
1) discontinue meds for 3 weeks and if conditions improve she will switch to another medication or
2) I can try physical therapy
I’m torn because I really don’t want to have to experience so many different meds. I can tolerate my fingers because they don’t bother me that much but what if other problems occur? Also, it seems all the meds have joint problems as side effects. Another issue is I’m apprehensive about being without meds for 3 weeks.
On the other hand, if I don’t take a break from Anastrozole how will I really know if it’s the meds that are causing my problems?
By the way, I’m post menopausal.
Experiences and opinions please?