Aromatase Inhibitors: Did you decide to go on them or not?
Nanaloves: I’m about to start arimidex and just feel that the contraindications , bone issues etc. are overwhelming. I’m 70 years old, dodged a bullet I feel with zero stage DCIS but the follow up is pretty much no different then if it was more aggressive. I’ve just done 33 treatments of radiation and now they advise arimidex as a preventative. I’m not sure with the beginnings of arthritis and lower back. sensitivity already that I should take it. Anyone not take it and not have a recurrence within the 5 years.
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@batm please, let me know how aromasin works!
@gwinter – after further discussion with oncologist he agreed I’d probably not tolerate aromasin any better than I did the arimidex. I’m just not willing to go thru that again. So new direction is to try tamoxifen, I’ll be starting soon.
What about Femura as an alternative?
Hoping it works out for you.
I had to go off them after 3 months . I am not ready for the nursing home at 64
What did your oncologist say about you going off of them?
Sorry to read that so many women have had adverse side effects from arimedex. Diagnosed with stage one BC, no lymph involvement, Followed by 28 radiation treatments. I have been taking Arimidex For the past eight months and have Experienced very few side effects. Some hair loss, mid day fatigue, Maybe some brain fog which might be due more to my age than the drug. I have no joint pain nor any other issues related to the drug. Maybe I have been fortunate or those side effects may still be in my future.
Any side effects from Tomixifen?
Is the CTS5 calculator the same as the Mamma Print test/ Has anyone had the Mamma Print test? Please google if you had not heard of it. Francine
Did any of you who went off of Arimidex for a two week trial, have any negative effects from stopping them? I've been on Arimidex for 14 months and I'm having severe leg and knee pain. I have stenosis, but I was wondering if the Arimidex was contributing to the pain, so 4 days ago I went off of them to see if it made a difference. The leg and knee pain is still there, but In addition I'm now feeling almost flu-like symptoms. (No fever).