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Condition: Breast Cancer
5/30/2015 7:23:48 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Stage 1 breast cancer and 1 week of radiation. After 17 months on the drug, my lipids are now very high, which I now learned is another side effect. I've never had a cholesterol problem. Must choose to discontinue or have heart problems.

Condition: Breast Cancer
4/20/2015 10:46:44 PM

Reviewer: nysurvivor, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Just finishing 5 miserable years on this drug, for stage 1 estrogen receptor positive breast cancer, a tiny tumor. Seems like overkill, trying to smash a fly with a sledgehammer. I doubt I even needed to be on this horrible drug, which caused the following side effects: very stiff and painful joints - especially in the hands and feet, hot flashes, dry mouth, vaginal dryness, heart irregularities ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer
2/16/2015 12:25:56 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Being relatively new to the med (< 6 months) I can say that the side affects far outweigh the outcome (hopefully). A question that I have not been to get a definitive answer to is: are the weight gain sleeplessness temporary?

Condition: Breast Cancer
1/31/2015 6:23:49 PM

Reviewer: Ellen Foster, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
firstly I cannot say anything yet about the effectiveness of the drug as I have only been on it for a short time, so I put what I hope it will be. I was diagnosed in October 2014 with breast cancer had a lumpectomy and sentinel node removal. The cancer had not spread to the nodes, thank god. I had radiotherapy for a month and will be having my final session in two days.I started the drug about 3 m ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer
1/17/2015 4:14:50 PM

Reviewer: wildwoman, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been taking arimidex for the last four years and have one more year to go (I hope) I have experienced hot flashes, tiredness, and thinning hair. My dexa scans are fine and I have not had any arthritic or increased joint pain...my weight remained stable, but I am losing weight now or other reasons. After reading really bad reviews on this drug, I was reluctant to take it, but for ME, it h ... Show Full Comment

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