Arimidex side effects after stopping

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Hi. First of all congratulation on your wife's 5 years survival..This is something to be very happy about! :) I believe that stopping Arimidex , will only make her life more pleasant than what it was in the past.I don't know if your wife experienced bad side effects from this drug,but if she did,things will gradually get better and better as time goes on. I hope that she is being followed by her Doctor/Oncologist to make sure that her health is good and well taken care of.
Hi george - I really do not understand these bone pains you and I are having - sounds like Arimidex side effects, but my GP doesn't think so. In my case it could be due to osteoporosis through 30+ years of steroids for my Crohn's disease. I had blood tests last week , all normal, but had an x-ray today and radiologist thinks my left hip is crumbling and I may need a hip replacement - that I can deal with - bone mets, another problem that I don't want to address at this time.
What was your experience after stopping? The doctors don't seem to know what to expect after longterm Arimidex yet!
My wife is due to stop Arimidex after 5 years. Are there any side effects (positive or negative) associated with the immediate stopping and if any are there any supplements to counter negative side effects.
If the joint pain does decrease, is there another med to use in place of tamoxifen. 3. Are there emotional/mood side effects of the tamoxifen? I seem to be more moody, anxious, depressed, and at times angry since stopping the chemo treatments. Thanks! This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/259314'>Tamxifen</a>.
It’s good to know that you are responding well to your treatment. Aromatase inhibitors like Arimidex can cause joint pains and arthritis. Those are included in the side effects profile of the drug. But these are manageable with use of supportive measures. Data on the use of Arimidex showed benefits when given for 5 years. Beyond 5 years, there is not much data to support the use of this drug. Perhaps the data available are still not that mature to arrive at a conclusion.
(The liver spot was too small to start chemo and remained unchanged for many months.) With tamoxifen, I took 10 mg, twice a day with little or no side effects .. hot flashes mostly. (Women who took 20 mg .. once a day .. had bone pain, etc.). If you go on Arimidex .. keep this in mind .. Good luck and God Bless ..
I saw a Professor of Endocrinology in Feb 2008, referred by my bc surgeon, as this guy has an academic interest in side effects of Arimidex. He suggested I continue with Arimidex and Fosamax to prevent further bone loss, but I cannot stand the pain and disturbance to my sleep. Does anyone have any experience of stopping Arimidex and getting a different med that does not have the side effect of bone pain?
I suppose that Arimidex could be causing your current problem. I hope that you have discussed stopping Arimidex with your Oncologist as you should NEVER stop any drug or even start any type of supplement without first letting your Oncologist know. It's possible that he/she may be able to try you on another drug that would offer you the same protection against a recurrence. It may be that you could stop the drug for a short time to be sure that it is the cause of your issue ....
Additional years of treatment proves to be of minimial incremental, non-significant benefit and increases the chance for side effects, especially musculo-skeletal complications. However, if ever the cancer recurs after at least a year after stopping arimidex, then this form of treatment can still be tried. Regards.
Hi, Indeed aches and pain in the joint are amongst the many side effect reported with the Arimidex (Anastrazole) medication. Before stopping this drug,please discuss your symptoms with your health care provider or Oncologist so a proper assessment can be made and suggestions to alleviate the discomfort.
I started losing a lot of hair within a few weeks of starting tamoxifen and the hair loss continued to increase. Aside from the other side effects, night sweats and hot flashes, which I could tolerate, I became so stressed out over the hair loss, that I stopped taking the tamoxifen two and a half weeks ago. I am going to see my oncologist in two weeks about alternative treatments. She has suggested Arimidex but I think that causes hair loss too. Does it?
Hi, Indeed aches and pain in the joint are amongst the many side effect reported with the medication Femara (Letrozole) Before stopping this medication,your friend should discuss her symptoms with her health care provider so a proper assessment can be made and suggestions to alleviate the discomfort.
Hi, So sorry that your wife is going through these horrible "Hot Flashes"but many studies have shown that there is sufficient evidence to support that Arimidex reduce significantly the risk of recurrence as well as cancer in the opposite breast especially if your wife had an aggressive type of breast cancer.
Awwww JDM, why so bitter? All medications can have side effects. It seems that the beta blocker has helped your heart to calm down so that you are not bothered by tachycardia. When I was in my 50's it came as a surprise to me too that some of the symptoms I was feeling were due to aging, not to any specific disease. Sad but true, it comes to all of us if we live long enough. Really 25 mg of Atenolol is nothing.
This is all great new to me because I don't know how much longer I can the handle the doxil which works well but the side effects are really getting worse. It is really a mystery to me because my ca125 has never gotten over 33 and I am on my second reccurrence. When I hear about ca 125's in the hundreds and thousands it blows my mind. Because of this you will know how the chemo is working. I have to take scans every three months.
I have two years remaining for my Tamoxifen but they said that Arimidex complements after stopping Tamoxifen for three years. So they want me to switch for the two years with Arimidex. My lympthnodes were not attacked they took out three and they were fine. It seems to me that we will have to take drugs for the rest of our lives? even after the fives years. Did you feel that way?.
is switched to another drug due to severe side effects. I wouldn't advise stopping after only 3 years. I don't quite understand your statement about being afraid to take it longer due to side effects. If you've been able to tolerate it for 3 years there shouldn't be any increase in the severity of side effects now. Regards...
If severe enough, dr will rx Effexor to treat flashes. I have been reading such negative information about the side effects of Effexor, and even worse, the are withdrawal symptoms if you have to get off of it. Is there anyone reading this that actually had to take effexor along with Raloxifene? If so, could you tell me please if you had a good, or bad experience? Thank you for any input.
after another 3 months, when all the pain was gone I agreed to try the Arimidex...I took that for 3 weeks and quit...the side effects were actually worse for me than the Tamox. Naturally, my onc did not want me to stop the Tamox, but finally did agree that there is something to be said for "quality" of life. He was fairly resigned when I quit the Arimidex. I was Stage 2, 2.
Yes, the hot flashes, thinning hair, night sweats and weight gain were side effects from the Tamoxifen. After the hysterectomy though, the hot flashes are almost unbearable, for sure they are affecting my daily life, and my doctor and I are trying different things to calm them down...bottom line though, we are alive after staring this horrible disease in the face, and we will go out kicking, raising money and spreading the word about breast cancer!
I never get used to it. I hope this one works for you, with no side effects. That would be wonderful.
My mom has stage IV metastatic breast cancer including bone, liver, lung, spleen. She has had zero symptoms though or side effects from her current medication Arimidex now Aromasin, and Zometa. Bone has stablized. Liver and lung tumors are starting to grow. The doc wants to put her on Xeloda or Tetrotere (sp?) The doc feels Xeloda is an easier schedule to follow (oral med) and has low side effects. But seriously, how is Xeloda??? I'm worried about cell count going down.
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The problem as you know, is that all the disease modifying drugs have potential side effects and any form of immunosuppresants in the context of previous cancer is of concern. There is no simple solution". I don't understand why, now after 3 years. he has brought up my previous breast cancer in the context of my taking methotrexate, or other immunosuppressant drugs as he has not voiced these concerns in previous consultations. I am to see him, at last, on 7th Sept for a consultation.
I've tried all kinds of suplimentation and nothing has worked. Have you gotten an answer yet? Cialis does the trick, but has bad side effects: serious depression, from sweats to chills, lack of motivation and the list goes on so I try not to take it. I used to work out ALL the time and then 1day no sexdrive and I just had no urge to workout...I try to make myself work out but it's not the same as before. Unlike you though I never took any andro products...any answers yet?
It has been speculated that the prolonged use of HCG could repress the body’s own production of gonadotropins permanently. This is why the short cycles are the best way to go. The side effects from HCG use include gynecomastia, water retention, and an increase in sex drive, mood alterations, headaches, and high blood pressure. HCG raises androgen levels in males by up to 400% but it also raises estrogen levels dramatically as well.
It's pretty straightforward with minimal to no side effects. Can you still feel the varicoceles at all? Do they cause any kind of discomfort or problems beside the low t?
it usually starts from bottom right side and goes to left side. sometimes after i masturbate i get very very strong pain from all my testicles that i cant even stand, sit or touch it.it hurts so much and can stay for two three hours. so, my only question is all my tests came out as normal. so can my hernia cause this problem? and can this be because of adrenal fatigue as i havent done any tests for it? thanks a lot!!!
A friend of my sent me to a Doc that raises tour testosterone using bio similar steroids . No side effects supposedly . He put six pellets in my hip .It's been 3 weeks and I feel terrific . I haven't had my blood test to check my testosterone but I suspect it will be in the six hundred range . I suggest to anyone to have your testosterone level raised with bio similar steroids. Oh by the way it lasts six months .
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