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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Arimidex oral.

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Condition: Breast Cancer
10/23/2008 6:55:32 PM

Reviewer: sharmh3, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

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Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

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Current Rating: 5

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I have been on Arimidex for almost 2 1/2 years. The worst side effect with which I am dealing is trigger finger and both thumbs. The pain is excruciating and almost unbearable at times; taping provides only moderate relief. Have some hair thinning and occasional fatigue which a 10-minute nap relieves. I'm not even considering going off this drug but am afraid that surgery is in the offing ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer
10/20/2008 4:05:40 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

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I've been on arimadex 2 1/2 years. I am glad to be cancer free and will continue the Arimadex, but at 59 I feel like I'm 80. Hot flashes, aches & Pains, stiffness, trouble getting up when stooping, extreme tiredness, trying to exercise and walk to build my bones, but am so tired. Broke a bone this year and discovered my osteopenia had turned into severe osteoporosis. I've alway ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer
10/20/2008 3:35:35 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

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Ladies, I feel so much better after reading your posts. I've been on Arimidex for 2 1/2 yrs. Experienced same aches & pains, but unable to sleep has been awful. But better than having cancer. Just this last month I have been dizzy, off balance, and now vertigo. Just knowing I'm not the only one makes it easier to cope with. I didn't know what a trigger finger was (never heard of it ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer
10/16/2008 5:08:32 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

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I tried Arimidex after trying Femara and Aromasin. With all three of these I experienced severe, debilitating headaches, confusion and some major depression. I was unable to function and had to make the decision to stop taking anything. This was after my 5-year stint with Tamoxifen from which I had few if any side effects. Since my cancer was stage 3, I am quite anxious about not taking anything a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer
10/15/2008 1:31:53 PM

Reviewer: bbf54, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

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Current Rating: 3

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I'm a breast cancer survivor 2 years and I've been on Arimidex. I've gained weight, had horrible pain in my joints, especially my legs, hair thinning, horrible sweats(My oncolgist put me on Neurontin 2x daily which helped alot) and most recently vaginal bleeding. Which I thought was my period back again. (I haven't had it in 3 years). I've also had vaginal dryness and my gyn ... Show Full Comment

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