I had some signs of arthritis before. I've been through chemo, surgery & radiation for my stage 2b breast cancer. Prior to this mis-adventure, I took glucosamine for minor arthritic symptoms in my fingers. I know it worked because the stiffness & aching would return if I didn't take it. I did not take any pain meds or anti-inflammatory for it; the relief was from the glucosamine. Anastrozole is causing those joints to be REALLY problematic now (its been 2 months). I'm taking Aleve twice a day every day; it only dampens the pain, doesn't actually relieve it. So my question has to do with the glucosamine. Would there be any benefit in increasing the dosage? Should I just seek a better pain reliever?