• Side effects on the drug arimidex

    Asked by Simpson49 on Monday, August 20, 2012

    Side effects on the drug arimidex

    If any has any please note, I want to see if this. Is my problem

    6 Answers from the Community

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    • nancyjac's Avatar

      I don't have any serious side effects. I'm a bit achy and stiff when I first get up in the morning, but it goes away within a few minutes after I'm up. A little occasional fatigue, but nothing like with chemo. Also have an occasional mild hot flash, only lasts for a couple of minutes.

      over 8 years ago
    • JennyMiller's Avatar

      I started Arimidex on June 29. After a couple weeks into it, I felt a little nauseous mid-day for a few days but that has gone away. I am a little achy now and then but I am not sure that is the Arimidex -- as I am not getting any younger. I have had 3 or 4 hot flashes that lasted a couple of minutes -- and were tolerable. Other than that -- "so far so good"

      over 8 years ago
    • DianaL's Avatar

      I have only been on Arimidex for a week. Right now no side effects, but sure I will have some. I have friend that was on it and she said they may not start for about 3 months.

      over 8 years ago
    • SandiD's Avatar

      I took Arimidex for about 6 months before switching to Aromasin. I felt fine for a few months then started having a lot of joint pain, specially in my hands and feet. I also experienced hot flashes even though I had completed menopause. My oncologist had me switch to Aromasin. I still have a lot of pain, but not quite as bad. I have to admit I also have Fibromyalgia & severe Osteoporosis already, so aromatase inhibitors are harder on me. Mornings or sitting for long periods of time are the worst. So stiff! I do find if I push myself to exercise, it really is worth it. We are all different, you have to work with your doctor and find what med works best for you. Even though I really dislike this med, if it helps me fight off a recurrence, I will take it. Good luck to you!

      over 8 years ago
    • lynn1950's Avatar

      I have taken arimidex for 4 years now. The most obvious se's for me are joint pain, depression and vaginal dryness. I take ibuprofen, anti-depressants, and use lotion. I am looking forward to getting off the Arimidex in a year. I think it is worth it; it's just as important as chemo, radiation, and surgery.

      over 8 years ago
    • Simpson49's Avatar

      Thank you all for sharing....I was just reading the side effects and was wondering if it was Drug related..loss of appitite ....diarrhea ?

      over 8 years ago

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