• I would like to know the side effects of arimedix

    Asked by Bonanza on Sunday, September 9, 2012

    I would like to know the side effects of arimedix

    are there holisticapproaches abvailable for hormone therapy

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    • JennyMiller's Avatar

      I have been on it since end of June. I get a hot flash once in awhile -- a touch of bone pain once in awhile -- a touch of nausea mid morning and mid afternoon -- not really bad at all. I am not sure if it is all from the Arimidex or the last of the chemo effects. Hopefully, they will fade with time.

      over 8 years ago
    • lynn1950's Avatar

      During the past 4 years, the most significant side effects I've experienced are joint stiffness and pain and depression. For the joint pain, I try to stay active and I take Ibuprofen. In the beginning I saw a counselor for the depression. Now I am on an antidepressant and I practice Yoga. Vaginal dryness is also a side effect. There's not a whole lot to do about that. We've tried different lotions. One more year!

      over 8 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      A complete list of possible side effects should have been provided with your prescription. If you can google Arimedix side effect and get them. It is impossible to know which if any side effects you will have as it varies by individual.

      There are products that claim to be holistic hormone therapy. DO NOT TAKE THEM. They are generally some combination of herbs and nutritional supplements that at best do no harm. But those that include an actual medicinal ingredients are hormone replacement.....the exact opposite function of aramatase inhibitors such as Arimidex.

      over 8 years ago
    • SandiD's Avatar

      We all react differently to the aromatase inhibitors. I started on Arimidex, but now take Aromasin, which has less side effects for me. Mostly joint aches in my hands & feet are the worst. But the effects are doable. Just talk to your doctor. I would never try a wholistic approach for something as serious as cancer! I figure after everything I went through so far, I sm sure not going to take any chances now! Please keep fighting & don't give up! We are Survivors.

      over 8 years ago
    • MarnieC's Avatar

      I chose a holistic approach rather than take aromatase inhibitors and I'm still here, 8 yrs later. If you'd like to know what I did, you can visit my blog. Contact me if you'd like the web address. There are lots of people who will tell you not to do it this way, but you have to do what is right for YOU. Be sure to get all of the information you can from both sides - mainstream medicine and alternative - and weigh up the risks of going against your doctor's advice - before you make your decision. I wish you well and if I can help you, just let me know.

      over 8 years ago

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