Has anyone found that Anastrozole causes emotional volitility and/or depression?
Question posted by CalyxArts on 30 Jan 2011
Last updated on 29 May 2023
Yes Anastrozole Has made me very quick tempered and emotional. I’ve been on it six months I have a 10 to 15% reoccurrence right if I don’t take it but do you wanna live your life not have life but me miserable so I don’t know what to do about stopping it doctor didn’t say take it every other day I thought might that might help wish I had some suggestions.
I have noted that my partner displays less patience, and is quicker to become angry/argumentative since she has been on this drug. She can become "short-tempered" more often and more easily. Just wanted to mention this in case anyone else has noticed this type of change in temperament in themself or a loved one taking this medication.
Started it a few days after radiation. Stopped because of sadness thinking it was still after effects of radiation. Started again 5/12 and QUIT 3 days ago (7/10). All I've done for 2 months is cry and be sad. This is not me. 3 days after stopping I am back to my happy, upbeat, positive self. I'll deal with the 10% risk of reoccurrence versus the 4%. Will be discussing with doc but will not live life in tears.
I’ve been taking Anastrozole for a few weeks now and I’ve noticed it’s made my energy levels much lower than before and given me a depressed mood I haven’t experienced before. It’s like a dark feeling and what is strange is, I am also taking an antidepressant.
Absolutely and getting no help from my chemo doctor
Short-tempered. Angered more easily and more intensely.
A serious side effect of this medication is depression, you must seek medical attention asap once again this is a severe side effect.
Do not forget to contact your Dr. as soon as you are able to.
List of side effects for future reference:
I truly hope you get well soon.
All the best and take care.
- Anastrozole uses and safety info
- Anastrozole prescribing info & package insert (for Health Professionals)
- Side effects of Anastrozole (detailed)
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