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

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Condition: Breast Cancer
2/25/2008 10:22:25 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have been on Armidex for almost 2 years, when I told my oncologist that I had stopped taking this drug for 2 months he was very upset and told me that it was necessary for me to take Armidex because it would not only help to protect me from breast cancer but also other cancers. I have learned that this drug is a steroid and that is the reason for the weight and muscle gain. Also have had t ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer
2/19/2008 6:54:52 PM

Reviewer: JoAnn, 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 have been on Arimidex for almost 4 years, I did have trigger finger, and had to have carpal tunnel surgery. I do get alot of hot flashes through-out the day and night and very tired. But the cancer has not returned so its a good thing!!

Condition: Breast Cancer
2/12/2008 7:14:18 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have taken this drug for 5 years and was finally released from this treatment in Jan.08. I had all of the side effects that others have spoken of on this web site; trigger finger, joint pain, no sex drive, bladder infections, couldn't sleep, hot flashes etc...however I didn't like what the alternative could have been and as each year went by, some of the side effects disappeared; others ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer
2/9/2008 12:38:56 AM

Reviewer: abpack@aol.com, 75 or over Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I am 75 years old & after mastectomy, chemo, radiation was 3 years on Tamoxifen. I have been on Arimidex for 4 years. Have very bad joint pain, especially in my knees & hands. Fingers swollen & very stiff. Also have serious weight gain that I can't seem to lose. Serious dizziness too. Have been on Actonel about 3 years. So far cancer has not returned and am hoping despite some oth ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer
12/26/2007 1:44:04 PM

Reviewer: kdordan, 45-54 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: 3

Comment:
I have been taking Arimidex for 9 months. I thought I was having no side effects, but reading the other posts I am wondering if this is what is causing my leg/joint pain and weakness. I am 48, have trouble getting up out of a chair or up from a squatting position, like another post says I feel like an 80-year-old woman. In the morning my feet hurt and I am very stiff and sore. Sometimes my entire ... Show Full Comment

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