• Arimidex and Thumb Pain

    Asked by AuntD on Wednesday, March 20, 2013

    Arimidex and Thumb Pain

    Has anyone experienced intense joint pain and swelling in the thumbs from Arimidex? Dr said it could be trigger finger, need to see an Orthopedic Dr. Wish I coiuld find and Orthopedic Cdr that specializes in chemo side effects.

    6 Answers from the Community

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    • MillieS's Avatar

      I have bone and joint pain with arimidex. I also have had some swelling in my ankles. My onco suggested turmeric supplement to help with the pain.I will be starting it tomorrow so will post if it helps.

      about 7 years ago
    • Topazcat's Avatar

      I have had thumb pain and trigger finger in the thumb and 3rd finger of both hands. I am also on Arimidex. Also severe pain in both hips. I saw an orthopedic doctor and he injected cortisone into thumb. It feels great now!

      about 7 years ago
    • nonnie917's Avatar

      Your doctor is right. It is trigger finger. I had surgery on my right thumb 3 years ago for the very same reason you are facing now. Not only that, but I now have it in my left thumb and its getting worse, but I can't have anymore surgeries for a while. My blood count is so low that my GP thinks if I got through my last surgery I am going to have to have some blood. So I left a message for my breast surgeon that maybe we should wait until my red cells pick back up before we do the last surgery. I certainly don't want a blood transfusion or blood added while they are doing surgery on me. So get the surgery on that thumb before you can't move it at all which is what happened to me. It is a simple in and out and doesn't even hurt. Hope this helps?

      about 7 years ago

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