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    Healthy1 asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Side effects on Arimedex

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      lindagrooms

      I take femara and have bone pain early in the day. Some days are better than others. My GP suggested that i take Aleve. I began to have stomach pain and when the onc checked my blood I was anemic. I had to go see a gastroenterologist and have an endoscopic procedure. I had a lesion in my stomach that was causing blood loss. Aleve will definitely abate the pain but it can have some dangerous side effects, Good luck. I hope your symptoms go away quickly.

      almost 3 years ago
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      joyuss59

      I started on the Arimidex a year ago ! I had lots of hip and joint pain ,hot flashes , a feeling of confusion , mellow like I didn't care about anything ! trouble remembering which started after Chemo but seemed to get worse with the Arimidex and big weight gain that I can't get rid of! also had fatigue with it
      , took me off for 1 month to see if it was the cause of my liver enzymes rising and it was they went down, on the next blood test , have been taking my new med s for about a month now and seems like most of everything has went away ! feel almost like my old self again , still forgetful but not as bad ! I am a little cranky on the new meds I think ! after a year of all the side affects with the Arimidex I'm worrying that my new med isn't working ! silly ! I do hope they get better for you if not talk to your ONCO DR. mine says they all do the same thing just have different side affects for different people ! Good luck

      almost 3 years ago
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      jad

      I've been on anastrozole (generic Arimidex) for almost 8 months now, and have had no side effects that are horrible. I think my already thin hair has gotten thinner. I certainly feel like I'm 100 yrs old when I wake up in the morning. But once up and moving, everything is fine. I exercise regularly - but not necessarily daily. I avoid ibuprofen and other pain relievers because of a GI problem. But I can make do without them so far. My weight is stable - always wanting to lose that 10 or 15 lbs, but I'm never successful at that. At least the weight is not going up.

      I heard recently that they were now recommending 10 years for tamoxifen instead of the traditional 5. I forgot to ask the doc when I saw her last if that would be the same for Arimidex.

      As someone here said - maybe you do have the flu. Give it some time.

      almost 3 years ago
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