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

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Condition: Breast Cancer
2/8/2016 9:58:51 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I started taking Arimidex in October 2015, after 4 months I have horrible joint and muscle pain, overall body pain, weakness in my knees, pain moving my fingers, elbows, knees, and hips. Unsure if it is worth all of this.

Condition: Breast Cancer
12/9/2015 8:10:09 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
STARTED ARIMIDEX AUG 2014. FEB/MAR TO OCT 2015 SEVERE FATIGUE, MUSCLE WEAKNESS.SWELLING OF KNEES AND ANKLES AND FEET. FIRST WEEK OF OCT HAD SEVERE BONE PAIN IN FINGERS AND TOES. OCT 10 HAD A LITTLE PROBLEM WALKING. WOKE UP NEXT DAY WITH NUMB FINGERS AND HANDS, FEET AND TOES. PAIN AND PINS AND NEEDLES IN ALL 4 EXTREMITIES. SEVERE JOINT PAIN AND I COULD NOT WALK OR USE MY HANDS. I COULD NOT WRITE. ... Show Full Comment

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

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