• Arimidex side effects

    Asked by lola08 on Friday, March 7, 2014

    Arimidex side effects

    Anyone experiencing hand pain from Arimidex? I can actually feel my thumb bone/joint move in & out of place! Maybe a problem with a ligament? Think I'm going to have it checked out - been hoping it will go away.

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    • karen1956's Avatar

      I developed severe CTS in right hand and moderate CTS in left hand within 5 months of starting Arimidex....I was started to have nerve damage in right had which necessitated surgery. While waiting to do other hand I switched to Femara and then tamox...while on the Tamox, the CTS went away....CTS (carpel tunnel syndrome) is listed as a side effect of Arimidex....while on Aromasin, I developed bilateral deQuervanes tendonitis in both wrists .....after shots of cortisone that did not provide relief I had surgery on both wrists.....SO yes tendonitis is a side effect of AI's....Talk to your oncologist and ask for a referral to a hand doc......

      over 7 years ago
    • Roadrunner's Avatar

      I have actually had problems with my left hand especially with the thumb base area since my mastectomy. My ps check all kinds of things and could not come up with anything. When I started PT I told them about it and they worked on it that I can now hold a glass of water again. I don't know what it was, however, mine was from the surgery and PT really helped. There are still some days that hand is weak so I make sure I don't work with boiling water or things like that.

      over 7 years ago
    • oceanblue24's Avatar

      I have a trigger thumb. It clicks in & out but doesn't hurt. My hand get weak if I use them to much like baking where I mix by hand. I have so many joint issues they are to numerous to count but I feel I must stay on the Arimidex because of my stage. Blessings!!!

      over 7 years ago
    • D63's Avatar

      Yes after about 6 months on Arimidex I developed very sore hands. I can not grip tightly to open a bottle or to chop with a knife , it is very difficult to slice with a knife also and I have noticed some trigger problems with a couple of fingers now.....................oh well , just have to hang in there another 4 years! It helps to hear from you all so I know what is going on.

      over 7 years ago
    • smishik's Avatar

      I have had no side effects as far as I know. My joints all hurt but I have arthritis so I just figured it was that.

      over 7 years ago
    • Raider11's Avatar

      Hi I have been on arimidex for 14 months. My whole hand/s go to sleep a lot of times and it can be very painful. Just this last week I have noticed that on both hands I am starting to feel pain right above my thumb. I am assuming this is from the arimidex cause it just started out of the blue. I am very grateful to be able to talk to people who really understand what we are going through.

      over 7 years ago
    • PrettyToes' Avatar

      I am on femara. Started end of November 2012. I had terrible hip pain. At Christmas party, could not walk up friend's stairs BC of pain. Oncologist told me to stretch regularly. I started pilates. That has helped me tremendously!!!!!! I am so much better now!! Good luck!

      over 7 years ago
    • Karenhi's Avatar

      Yes I am on Femara and have trigger finger and weakness/stiffness but it is seeming a bit more tolerable now that I am taking turmeric, which is apparently anti-inflammatory (I can't take any NSAIDs because of recent back surgery, not good for bone healing). I also have intermittent 'trigger-ankle' (my right foot--the one I use for driving!) that also has been better.

      over 7 years ago

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