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    Oncologist denial of Arimidex side effects

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      mrsstevie

      Thanks for the many responses. I have bad neuropathy in feet/legs from chemo and also the same side effects from Arimidex. So they do happen. Just trying to deal with both of them but want to stay on some sort of AI. Will check with oncologist soon.

      about 4 years ago
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      pattenwest

      Hi, I have stage IV Breast cancer and have been on Arimidex for 5 months My one said joint and muscle pain is a common side effect. In the beginning I had headaches also, but gone now.

      about 4 years ago
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      loracy

      Thanks for all the good comments. I have printed 2 scholarly papers discussing the joint pain side effects of aromatase inhibitors in general. They are trying to find solutions because of the people who stop taking the drug because of quality of life. Guess I'll make an appointment with my primary internist too discuss. It makes me sad because I retired from the institution this oncologist is affiliated with and prefer to support them.

      almost 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Hormone therapy): Arimidex is causing side effects that my oncologist doesn't acknowledge. Am having more severe arthritis pain and dyspepsia. Also cause drowsiness until I switched from taking it in the morning to taking it at night.

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    Radiation (External radiation ): I had a short course of radiation. Just twice a day for 5 days. The first two days were agony keeping my arms back because of arthritis. It got better when they propped my arms. The radiation itself didn't hurt. I have been fatigued but, thankfully, no other problem from the radiation.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Sentinel lymph node biopsy): Not the walk in the park I expected. The incision is healing nicely but it is still sore and swollen longer than I expected.