Arimidex vs aromison medicine

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skeeter1
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   Posted 4/21/2006 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Just a little FYI
Say I just wanted to share something that I learned with my experince with these two meds. See I started arimidex right after my radiation treatments stopped I took it for 6 months. I work long hours at work. My oncologist comes to my work place to see other patients and I shared with him that my legs ach and most the time when I first stand up and walk I feel like I am walking on gravel, sometimes its really bad. So any way he told me to go off the arimidex until my next appointment.....
So here is what I wanted to share:
4 days after I stopped taking arimidex all of my leg aches went away... I could actually feel the carpet on my feet all the walking on gravel went away... I had energy WOW!!! what I was feeling was side effects from the arimidex...
After a month of no medicine I started back on a new medicine. Aromison. I hated going back on a on a med I was feeling so good.. I have been on it now for almost 2 months. I don't have severe leg pains any more my energy is less but do able I get occasional aches in legs and joints but not as bad and not as severe. This medicine seems alot more do able for me epecially if I have to be on it for 5 years. I do know that while on this medicine I need to make sure I take enough calcium.
I just wanted to share my experince with the two medicines with you guys. I know changing to aromison have made my life alot easier. I hope this will help others but what you take and what you do is up to you and your doctors, but don't be scared to share with your doctor what your feeling k cause I thought living with the severe leg pains ect was something I just had to live with thought no other choice...boy was I wrong...
 

Brnadebt
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   Posted 4/21/2006 7:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Skeeter

I am on arimidex and the first 2 weeks I had alot of body aches, but now I don't have any. I asked my Dr about taking this over Tamoxifen and she agreed with me that the Tamoxifen has alot more side effects. I hope I don't start hurting all over, but if I do I will look into Aromison.

Thanks for the info!

L&H
Bernadette
 
 


possitive
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   Posted 4/21/2006 10:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Im on Tamoxifan, i have no side effects.The doctor said now that i had my ovaries removed then i could go on Arimadex but if it makes your body hurt then i think i will stay on tamoxifan.The doctor did say that Arimadex is better than Tamoxifan. Tammy

JUJU8872
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   Posted 4/22/2006 7:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, everyone. I've been on Arimidex since September, and have had no side effects but for a slight headache from time to time. That was early on. Beginning this week, I have been sleeping about 9-10 hours a night. I thought this might be because of this "heat" so early this year and I have been outside a lot. I don't really know, but I will watch this.
I have had no pains at all. I guess I am lucky.
 
Judy

skeeter1
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   Posted 4/25/2006 7:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Its so interesting how these different medicines affect each person differently. I just wanted to share the experince I had and let people know there are other opinions out there and your not stuff with the bad side effects! At first I thought I. Skeeter1

undefeated
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   Posted 4/25/2006 8:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi to all,
 
Tamoxifen is still a good "starter" drug, even with the minimal side effects if you're ER+.  It works a different way on estrogen than Arimidex, Femara and the like.
 
The Arimidex and its counterparts does have one BIG side effect that I hope your docs have told you about.  It really works a number on your bone density and you should be on some sort of calcium and Vit. D supplement - 1200 mils a day I was told.
 
I took tamox. for 5 years and then started Femara, which I have since stopped.  My bone density studies went from wonderful before to not so good afterwards.  Anyway, ask your doctor.
 
mast - Sep., '97, ER/PR+++, chemo, rads, tamox, 2 pos. nodes, 2.5 cm tumor - Soon NINE years NED.
 
Glenda

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   Posted 4/26/2006 5:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I have no experience with these drugs but take medicine for diabetes and blood pressure. I have learned that drugs can counteract with one another like crazy. My BP med was changed for a generic over a year ago and after fighting higher blood sugar tests Debr suggested it might be my medicine. It was, I went back on brand only. Then the BP was getting a little high so the dr wanted me to take double dose, one in the am and one in the pm. Again my fasting blood sugar went up. So I am trying new combinations with different meds. I guess the answer is to try until you get a drug that works with your body and stick with it. Sometimes that can change with time, too. Good luck. MK


reenee
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   Posted 5/7/2006 8:31 PM (GMT -7)   
It is amazing I was just setting here talking to my husband about how miserable I feel.  I am on arimidex.  I have two ruptured disk lower lumbar, and fibro.  However my legs have been hurting me so bad, I cannot lay, set, stand or anything with out being acutely aware of them as well as my feet.  I am also super tired.  I get little sleep at night because of aches and pains. So I can explain some of that because of lack of sleep.
 
 
This post about the armidex really rings a bell.  I have been on Arimidex 1 year this past March.  I am thinking this might be the culprit.  The new med your on aromison. Does it bother you the same way. Does it or can it cause cervical cancer.  They say arimidex is less likely to cause that, than timoxifen.  Would you or could you expand a little on this med.
 
Thanks so much for your post.
 
reenee
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skeeter1
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   Posted 5/8/2006 12:12 PM (GMT -7)   

well by no means do I know everything about aromason, but I work 13hrs shifts and now with this medicine my job is more do able. I do get some ankle and arch pain in my feet but nothing like I got with the arimadex.

As far as I know it doesn't cause uterine cancer or anything like that. You need to take at least 1200mg of calcium a day cause it causes your bones to decrease, which can cause bone lose that you can't reverse. So make sure you replace calcium each day no matter what. Its a new medicine and from what I understand its better preventing reoccurance then tamoxifen or arimadex. I know for me it has made the possibility of still working at my job and living my normal life like before more possible. I do get some pain in my legs but very miner compared to what I got before.

Talk to your oncologist about these meds k see what they say. I guess there is another medicine out there too beside femara that works good too, but I know nothing about it.

Skeeter!

Ps never be afraid to ask your oncololgist when it comes to your medicine and what to take k I'm very glad I did

 


reenee
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   Posted 5/8/2006 3:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I went today for follow up mamogram on remaining breast. Last NOV. they had found an area that was suspect.  HOWEVER today they checked rechecked and finally the radiologist came in and said I HAVE WONDERFUL NEWS FOR YOU.  Everything checks out looks great no change in this area, looks as though it has been there a very long time, and is not a problem. See you in six months.  I FELT LIKE THE WORLD WAS LIFTED OFF MY SHOULDERS.  Thanks God.  I cried and so did she. I think she wanted me to stop hugging her. tongue    I am so tickled, had to share the great news.   PS thanks for follow up  on Arimidex vs. aromison, I am going to check with oncologist when I go for appt. May 24.  Appreciate so much your reply.
 
Terri
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