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    Condition: Breast Cancer
    10/29/2015 9:47:03 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    First 2-4 months no problem. Gradually kept getting alot of side effects. Have joint pain which progressed to pain all thu body, bone scan shows widespread degenerative disease. Hot flashes were the worse and as I continued on the medicine they got so bad and started being accompanied with bouts of dizziness, once when driving. Hot flash so intense gave me a very ill feeling in my body when it ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Breast Cancer
    10/11/2015 5:20:08 PM

    Reviewer: 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: 5

    Comment:
    I HAD DCIS FIRST, TOOK TAMOXIFEN, STOPPED AFTER 1&1/2 YRS. 5YRS. LATER CANCER GAME BACK. NOW ON ARIMIDEX. I CAN TAKE THIS. JOINT PAIN, I TAKE FISH OIL AT NIGHT AND Q-10 IN THE MORNING. IT WORKS.. I ALSO HAD DOUBLE MASS. AND RECONSTRUCTION DONE....

    Condition: Breast Cancer
    9/19/2015 3:36:18 AM

    Reviewer: Mskittylitter, 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've only been on this drug for 6 months and I stopped it 2 weeks ago I cannot bear the joint and bone pain that it has caused. With the percentage under 5% that I'll have a reoccurrence of cancer by continuing this drug for the next four and a half years it's not worth it. I will try tamoxifen but if it also causes serious side effects that are debilitating I will discontinue all ho ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Breast Cancer
    8/31/2015 1:39:39 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    After being on Arimidex for almost a year, I had such tremendous breast pain following lumpectomy (both breasts) and lymph node (1) removal on each side, that I was advised to go off for a month, and the pain should go away. and it did!!!! BUT! now the nervousness, dizziness, sleeplessness have emerged.. I hate this feeling every single day and hope that with Stage 1 HER2negative, being told th ... Show Full Comment

    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.

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