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Aug 15, 2019 · Aromasin (exemestane) in Breast Cancer

For me, yes it is. When I was diagnosed with one tumor in one breast the radiologist immediately ordered a breast MRI on both to ensure there were no other issues. There was one suspicious area on the other side, so they did an MRI biopsy, which turned out to be benign. Now the standard of care for me going forward (lumpectomy and radiation completed last year) will be mammograms and breast MRI’s alternating every 6 months.

Jul 20, 2019 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

Almost 4 months now. No issues at all, quite the opposite of arimidex, for me. Major concern with tamoxifen that the oncologist mentioned is blood clots, but I have no history of them, and I’m active, so should be good.

Jul 19, 2019 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

I was an anastrozole for a month and quit because of the side effects, I was miserable. It took 6 to 8 weeks for most of the side effects to cease. They told me after a month the drug would be out of my system, which may well be true but these drugs affect so much it just takes longer to come back, for the body to readjust to what it was. At least that was true for me. I started Tamoxifen and so far I’ve tolerated it well, dosage is 20 mg.

Jul 7, 2019 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

I have been using CBD oil since November, primarily for arthritis in my hips, and yes, it does help. It does not alleviate all discomfort, but it certainly makes it easier for me to be active. When I started the folks I bought it from advised that it would take 5-7 days for me to notice a difference. And that was about right. I also use the cream at times for sore muscles. CBD oil does work for me as an anti-inflammatory. As others have said, be careful what you buy, there is just hemp oil, which is not the same. Buy from a reputable distributor. There are also different concentrations, so pay attention to that also, I’ve seen bottles of 250, 500, 750, 1000 mg. Then there is the question of dosage, best to start lower and work up if you need to. Best advice is to go to a cbd store and talk with the folks there, or do an online chat with someone from one of these reputable companies. It took me awhile to understand some of the nuances and differences in products. Good luck!

Jun 13, 2019 · Just Diagnosed and So Confused; Feeling Lost in Breast Cancer

I completely agree. The worst part for me has been the drugs after both lumpectomy and radiation. I tried arimidex, could not do it, the side effects made me miserable. I’m on tamoxifen now which is better, but still having major hot flashes and fatigue. I get worn down so quickly, have you experienced this?? I thought after recovering from surgery and radiation I’d get my energy level back, but it’s not happening. I exercise, am active, but still get tired very easily. Wondering if I’ll ever get back to ‘normal’.

May 21, 2019 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

The only side effect I’ve noticed is that hot flashes are more intense and more frequent. Not fun to experience, but tolerable.

May 21, 2019 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

I lasted a month on Arimidex, I was miserable. Joint pain, insomnia, loss of appetite, nausea, loss of focus; not worth it. I’ve been on Tamoxifen over a month now and am tolerating it well. I understand Arimidex and the AI’s are somewhat better in terms of preventing recurrence, but there is a the quality of life issue. At 65 I want to be active, so I’ll stick with Tamoxifen, it’s better than taking nothing.

Mar 12, 2019 · Aromatase Inhihibitors: Did you decide to go on them or not? in Breast Cancer

@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.