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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

Condition: Breast Cancer
8/2/2014 12:18:50 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I got dizzy, dr said to take med at night. Helps, but wake up dizzy. Mussel pains. Nothing I can't stand if its helping me.

Condition: Breast Cancer
7/26/2014 5:57:21 PM

Reviewer: Brenda, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Started generic Anastrozole May 2013; achy joints, weakness in hips; general itchiness; depression. Willing to live with those issues. Developed itchy watery eyes in April of 2013 which has gotten worse. Started loosing hair in May of 2014. Have lost approximately a third of my hair in just a few months.

Condition: Breast Cancer
7/26/2014 12:43:28 PM

Reviewer: CATLOVER6, 55-64 on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on anastrazole for about a month an a half. The side effects have been night sweats, dry skin, and inability to sleep. Over all it has been worth it.

Condition: Breast Cancer
6/8/2014 9:08:58 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
After 13 months on Arimidex I have taken a "drug holiday" to see if the joint pain, aches, stiffness, fatigue, sleeeplessness, depression and general poor quality of life will improve. The plan is to be off for 4 weeks then try a different aromatoase inhibitor. I had a partial mastectomy and weeks of radiation for stage I node negative ER positive HER2 negative breast cancer. I would l ... Show Full Comment

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