Asked by grammyk on Saturday, April 14, 2018


    After being on anastrozole for 4 1/2 years I developed a deep vein thrombosis with no apparent cause. After 16 blood tests that came out normal they took me off the anastrozole as a precaution and no more Premarin cream. After years of being on a statin I was off Simivastatin for 6 months because my cholesterol was so good. Now my cholesterol is sky high and on Lipitor. Also on Xeralto as a thinner. My question, joint pain moved from right ankle to left ankle?! I was hoping the joint pain would be gone but it’s not. Also I can no longer take Advil with the thinner. Has anyone had an unprovoked DVT?

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    • SandiA's Avatar

      They found a blood clot under my port on a routine ct scan. They put me on eliquis. I have been on it for a while. The worst part, like you said is I can’t take Advil. I had AVN in my left hip and needed total hip replacement. I had to wait for 9 months and could only take Tylenol. It wasn’t fun. My oncologist said he can stop the eliquis when they remove my port but not sure when we will feel comfortable to remove the port. I was also on cholesterol medicine and it seemed to be doing well so I stopped the meds. My cholesterol went sky high too. My PCP said some people just produce it no matter what they eat so I should stay on it. I wish you all the best and hope you get some relief from the joint pain.

      11 months ago
    • geekling's Avatar

      I was recently shown a new to me pain medication which is used topically at the pain site. For me, it changed the (back) pain from so sharp that it prevented movement to a dull ache through which I could manage bending and even a little happy dancing.

      It is called magnesium oil. There are also in it some essential oils like arnica and lavender and beeswax. It is an amazing wonder and also affordable.


      Use the word "kathy" as a coupon code if you buy it and you will get a 10% discount.

      I was very lucky to meet the owner at a big party. We talked. I told him of my trials and he told me how to make trials tribulations. He asked my permission and then prayed for me. He had cashed in his retirement funds to buy the company because the product had changed his life in the same way it has changed mine. He gave me a sample. I thanked him for both the oil and for listening to me and asked him what he wanted in return. He told to just tell people about it and what it did for me.

      When I used the stuff the next day, my life changed as I have already said. I phoned him and expressed my gratitude. At that point we formalized what had been "a small discount if they mention your name" to this 10% on your purchase.

      I have been running around always carrying the bottle to turn people I meet onto the pain relief.

      Best wishes.

      11 months ago
    • grammyk's Avatar

      Thank you, Ladies, for your response and support. I always thought my pain was from the anastrozole but it must be arthritis since I still have it after going off the anastrozole.

      11 months ago
    • Ritasuzi's Avatar

      After 3 1/2 years on anastrozole & 10 years on simvastatin, the pain in my muscles was awful. Had several blood tests & found my aldolace was high. Dr. took me off simvastatin and within 3 weeks all pain gone. Now my cholesterol is a little high but so is my good cholesterol. I watch what I eat & try to walk every day. I’m still on anastrozole, 5 years stable. It’s so hard when you have to make decisions regarding side effects of medication. Positive thoughts to all.

      11 months ago
    • ChiSandy's Avatar

      Actually, it’s probably the arnica in the oil that is doing the trick. Recent double-blind studies have shown that arnica gels (especially if you prep with a menthol roll-on to enchance penetration) can be as effective as expensive topical NSAIDS!

      11 months ago
    • geekling's Avatar

      Arnica wont hurt you. Neither will magnesiun. Nor the lavender nor beeswax as NSAIDS can.

      I like things that can only help. Dont you?

      11 months ago

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