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Condition: Breast Cancer
10/19/2014 8:12:50 PM

Reviewer: Sherri, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

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I had a double mastectomy with 4 positive lymph nodes and was Her2 positive. Spent a year taking Herceptin. I was started on arimidex 2 months before I finished my chemotherapy so did not realize for a while that the fatigue, continued hair loss, nausea, sleep problems and joint pain were because of the arimidex. My diabetes, which had been under control before the arimidex, became unmanageable. M ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer
9/29/2014 3:33:56 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

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I was diagnosed with grade three invasive duct carcinoma with lymph nodes umors present and Paget`s carcinoma of the nipple in the left breast. After the mastectomy and 7 months of chemotherapy I was placed on Anastrozole, generic for Armidex. I have been taking it now for 5 months. I am 64 years old and have Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromylgia, Neuropathy and osteoarthritis. The Armidex has caused ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer
9/28/2014 8:33:10 AM

Reviewer: Monbella, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
As a fit 41 year old I have found Armidex terrible!! Night sweats, hot flashes and join pain just un bearable . Having a active family with a beautiful six year old daughter the fatigue and depression is debilitating . I have only been taking this medication fora a month and certainly need some encouragement to give it 10 years !!!!!!

Condition: Breast Cancer
9/10/2014 3:09:41 AM

Reviewer: Andrea, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had a low grade carcinoma and lumpectomy with two lymph nodes removed both of which were clear as well as the surrounding tissue of the small tumor. I have been taking the generic form of Arimidex, Anastrozole, for 20 days and have decided to discontinue the use. I never experience side effects to medications I have taken in the past so I deliberately did not read the insert of side effects so ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer
8/9/2014 10:06:37 PM

Reviewer: TexasGrandma, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Stage 1 Cancer. Lumpectomy Feb 2012 and 7 weeks of radiation. Started Arimidex 2 weeks after surgery. Exhaustion was blamed on the radiation. After 18 months, I have stopped the Arimidex. Oncologist put me on Femera, but the aches and pain were worse. Now I have 6 trigger fingers, constant shoulder and elbow pain. The swelling in my hands and knees have been unbearable. My blood work indicates ... Show Full Comment

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