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Topic: Anastrozole and hypothyroid

Forum: DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma In Situ) — Just diagnosed, in treatment, or finished treatment for DCIS.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2020 11:46AM

Witsendxyz wrote:

I have been taking Anastrozole for two years after BCS and RT for DCIS. I have gained 40 pounds!

In the last six months I’ve gained 18 pounds (I weigh 165 and am 5’6”) despite religiously limiting my calories to 1200 or less per day and I now walk between 7 and 13 miles per day averaging 9.3 (bless you Apple Watch)over and above my normal here and there walking! I am 68 years old and four hours of walking per day hurts. My TSH result was 1.62 six months ago but I just realized BIOTIN interferes with the TSH test (understates it). I was taking biotin becUse my hair was thinning and fingernails were splitting vertically ouch with deep ridges.

I just had a blood test yesterday retesting TSH, if it’s not a thyroid problem I don’t know what I’m gonna do to drop this weight.

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Jun 20, 2020 01:06PM Moderators wrote:

Dear Witsendxyz,

Welcome to the BCO community. We are sorry for what brings you here. Wow you are really putting in the work on this. It must be very frustrating. You may want to take a look at this thread for users of Anastrozole. You may find others with whom to connect. There is also this thread on Weight as a side effect of treatment. Both of these threads have seen recent activity. Let us know how we can be of assistance as you navigate your way around. Please stay active here and find the support that you need.

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