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trixie1313 (@trixie1313)

HRT alternate for ER/PR positive breast ca

Breast Cancer | Last Active: Feb 14, 2019 | Replies (9)

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@gwinter

Just had my first check up and argument about the same thing! You r me! What stage were you? I was 1A. Everything else you wrote is me too! I tried arimidex for 2 3 weeks periods awful awful high blood pressure, joint aches….today I agreed to arimsan (sp)…he told me 10-20 % recurrence if I do not take….you also have to decide quality of life. I am 65 and have 4 young grandsons. I want to be able to play with them not just watch. Hugs to you and your decision

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GWinter – thank you! I am Stage 1, grade 3 and 68. I was chemo resistant. The second lesion noted after first lumpectomy only shrunk 1 mm and so had second lumpectomy with reduction whereupon a third lesion was found in tissue pathology that never showed up on scans/MRI. One of the 2 sentinel nodes that was cancerous also eroded so my neck nodes had to be irradiated. I'm not good at drugs/medicine so just wish there was another way.

I've been on Arimidex for about 5 months now. Some bone and joint pain at first but it's settled down now and I'm okay with it. Switched from Femara, because of severe bone pain. Went without for a month, then took the Arimidex. Lost my hair with chemo, and it came back curly, but now it's straight and much thinner. I always had thick, wavy hair. Could be old age, too. Who knows?

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