Apr 17, 2019 12:04PM HikingLady wrote:
kimburke RE: joint aches and stiffness.....NSAID's work well for me. If I'm especially achy or stiff, I take Rx Meloxicam. 1 pill lasts for 24 hours and is very helpful. If it's occasional, I take 2 x 200 mg Ibuprofen, or Aleve (Naproxen) which lasts a bit longer.
RE: weight gain....UGH, I hate this. I do exercise for 1 hour each day. I have probably put on 6 pounds since I started Anastrozole. I lost 3 pounds over 1 month in March, by limiting simple carbs. During that time, I ate very little starch or grain carbs (even whole grains), extra protein, and no alcohol or sweet things for about 4 days each week. I ate as much protein and as many vegetables as I wanted. However, I just had a vacation, and the white rice and some piña coladas in Hawaii brought back those 3 pounds, of course! I will start my disciplined eating plan again now that I'm home. I give myself 2-3 days a week to indulge a few simple carbs and starches and alcohol, and my 'plan' is to eat absolutely correctly for about 4 days a week, which eventually did work last month, so I will try to do that again!