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   Posted 7/18/2008 4:48 AM (GMT -6)   
hi ladies,
     Has anyone been on arimidex after menopause and had horrible joint and muscle pain? If so what did you do to cope? I am 45 and feel like I'm 90.  Every inch of me hurts. Any help? confused

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   Posted 7/18/2008 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm 48 and on Arimidex.  I had the pain and tiredness more with Femara, so switched.  Everyone is different.  Have you tried Femara?  Maybe you would tolerate that better.  Other than that, I guess we have to just bear it for the time we need to take it.  Good luck.
L & H,

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   Posted 7/18/2008 4:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Kathy is right - everyone is different. For me, I couldn't tolerate arimidex so doc switched me to femara and I can tolerate it much better. Still some joint pain, but only a fraction of what I felt like on arimidex. Best of luck!~

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   Posted 7/20/2008 4:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Ladies,
Just never read about anyone else with the same problems. Going to call the oncologist tomorrow to see if I can get off it,

Carol from rochester

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   Posted 7/21/2008 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I am on Femara and I have not been having any real problems with it.
My onc is a firm believer in getting the Vitamin D level up to a level above 60. I was severely deficient in it when he first tested me. Turns out, Vitamin D not only reduces your risk of recurrence, but it also helps ameliorate the symptoms from AIs.
You might want to get your level checked.

Good luck to you!
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