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Condition: Breast Cancer
9/21/2014 7:52:28 PM

Reviewer: Mil, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I took this medication for six weeks and experienced too many side effects to include: rash similar to goose bumps throughout entire body, itchiness throughout entire body, hand and feet swelling, joint pain equating to major arthritis, back pain. leg cramps and muscle spasms. Hand numbness, skin discoloration, dryness of the mouth, etc. My Doctor has taken me off the medication. Now after anothe ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer
9/6/2014 8:27:39 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I've been taking this drug for six years with minimal side efects. Hot flashes several times a day but not severe, just a nuisance. Some pain and stiffness in my hands but this could also be age-related. Some weight gain.

Condition: Breast Cancer
8/8/2014 9:27:59 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
coughing,joint pain,and sweating. I take it at bedtime along with an otc pain pill to help with the pain.

Condition: Breast Cancer
7/11/2014 1:12:03 AM

Reviewer: SBP, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
No way of telling if this drug is working. Had knee pain, corrected by use of Osteo-bi-flex. Now have trigger finger and muscle or tendon in left arm is so tight it burns when I stretch. Who knows what else this drug is causing. Dr said symptoms which appear after taking for a month should be only symptoms but that's a lie. Seems new symptoms appear frequently.

Condition: Breast Cancer
6/26/2014 7:05:40 PM

Reviewer: Luz, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have sever fatigue and joint and muscle pain especially ankles and lower back. My I B S symptoms have worsened and I am now experiencing mild depression. My doctor told me to get off of it for 2weeks and then restart it agin to see if symptoms return. An I have only been on it for 6 months. Can't imagine taking this drug for 10 years

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