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Condition: Breast Cancer
12/9/2007 1:56:49 AM

Reviewer: Faisan, 55-64

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been taking Arimidex for just over 4 years. I show no signs of recurrence. I had severe arthritis-like pains at the start of my treatment, and suffered two fractures from falls which shouldn't have caused fractures. My pain went away when I started taking Actonel for osetopenia, and I haven't fractured anything since then.

Condition: Breast Cancer
11/30/2007 4:54:19 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I've been on this med for 2 months and it feels like years. The side effects are very unpleasant. I've had many but most disappear in a short period of time. Those that I'm still having cotton mouth, weight gain, water retention and limbs swelling, joint & shin pain, nasty yeast infection and sore mouth (inside upper lip feels scalded), difficulty sleeping. I'm taking Trazod ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer
11/25/2007 7:46:37 PM

Reviewer: Pamela, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have only been on this for about 2 months. Before that it was Tamoxifen. I have severe hot flashes. 15 to 20 daily even on the Effexor. I have muscle and joint pain in the morning. Brest tenderness,weight gain, sleeplessness. I am on Ambien for that, but still wake up 2-4 times a night with hot flashes.

Condition: Breast Cancer
11/10/2007 4:59:11 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on this drug for almost 2 years and have not had any problems except for some swelling in my legs.

Condition: Breast Cancer
10/22/2007 4:48:26 PM

Reviewer: PinkRibbon256, 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: 1

Comment:
I am an 8-year breast cancer survivor. After a mastectomy and 6 months of chemo, I took tamoxifen for 5 years,and then was switched to armimidex these last 3 years. Even though I know this medication is helping in keeping the cancer at bay, the side effects of weight gain and total loss of libido are difficult to deal with. And my skin is like shoe leather.

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