I was diagnosed with HER-2 positive, node negative. Stage 1, had lumpectemy, Herceptin for 2/3 of treatment. My LVF dropped from 80 to 32. I was told the treatment was over. Saw a Cardio Dr. and it rose to 65 within 6 wks. Was put on Arimidex for 5 yrs. After 1 yr. I started to speak like I was drunk. I went to a ENT at 18 months and was told my tongue was swollen. After 4 CT scans of head and neck and 2 Brain MRI's. I was told everything was NORMAL. The Dr. said to stop the Arimidex and see a Neuro Dr. Again. I'm having trouble, with my trechea (weaK), and I'm now drooling! What is going on??? No answers. Help someone!
One 1mg pill once a day for five years following treatment of breast cancer in post menapausal women.
I had tamoxifen for 5 years with no side effects and now I'with arimidex I gained 10 pounds wake up with stiff joints and I'm extremly dry (all over).
hot flashes returned
I have only been on Arimidex for four months so I cannot rate its effectiveness. I am, like so many others, experiencing extreme fatigue. The new packaging is so very difficult to open.
IT'S BEEN ONLY 1 1/2 YRS SINCE I BEGAN THIS MED.THE PACKAGE IS VERY HARD TO OPEN.I'M 62 AND HAVE AN INCREASE OF ARTHRITIS PAIN ALL OVER MY BODY SINCE BEGINNING.NAUSEA AND HEADACHE ARE CONSTANT
I have been cancer free for 2.5 years. Only side affects has been the hot flashes. I detest the new bubble pack, if it wasn't for my husband using his tin snips to cut open the package, I would have to switch to another medication.
have been on this med for one yr. about 2 wks ago woke up with sever stiffness in fingers, tried to straighten out fingers, middle finger locked, also right thumb,extremely painfull. my cancer doc. said it and my other aches and pains not from meds,i beg to differ from him. i get meds from drug com.no ins. used to get those horrible packs. kept requesting bottle finely did. ask,no demand!
I had my right breast removed Feb.01,2008. I have been on this drug for 10 months. I have had very little pain until the last few weeks, and It gets worse every day !! Ache from my waist to my feet,extream pain !! I just hope I can stay on it, to keep the cancer from feeding off my overies.
I do not for the life of me know who in the world came up with that package. Don't they know we have problems with our poor arms? Way to much hard work to try and get one darn pill. This package has to be a flop.
have been taking arimidex for approx. 6 mos. don't know what the other people are talking about but mine comes in a container not a bubble pack. have had several leg and hand cramps and a few hot flashes but overall I'm not complaining. my only problem is waiting for it to go generic in the U.S. at these prices my $2000 deductible gets eaten up quickly. does anyone know for sure when this is going to happen, I'd been told Feb. 2010!