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lecase
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Can anyone speak to the pros/cons of arimidex vs. tomoxifen?

Posted by @lecase, May 6, 2012

Can anyone speak to the pros/cons of arimidex vs. tomoxifen…..I’ve been on tomoxifen for 4 months post lumpectomy, chemo and radiation. Hormone levels now test out in menopause range so provider wants to switch me to arimidex. I’m reading conflicting information…..can anyone help?

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kat9606
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Posted by @kat9606, Mon, Aug 14 10:17am

Good question as I’ve read conflicting info too. I was on tamoxifen until they discovered I wasn’t able to process it due to a genetic mutation. So I was switched to Arimidex and personally I prefer the tamoxifen! I had no side effects with it other than some slight changes in my hair. The Arimidex causes a lot of joint pain and stiffness in my hips and lower back, knees and left thumb. I know it’s the Arimidex because I stopped taking it for a week over summer vacation and felt immensely better within 24 hours .

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