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hi Teresa..I have just switched from aromasin because I was miserable..its been about a month and a half now on arimidex..and I know exactly how you feel! Some days I feel like I am 90! I have alot of muscle and joint pain..have tried my other meds to help with the pains..I am going for pt. because I now have plantar fasciitis and it seems to help with alot of the muscle pain..I do the exercises that they give me, on both legs..I am also taking elavil and relefen, which is an anti-inflammatory..My biggest concern is while I have to take all these other drugs to countact the pains that I have..what other side effects will I have..it isnt easy..I am 4 yrs from diagnosis, and once I finish my 5 yr drug therapy..I honestly think that I will not do any more, no matter what they come up with! I hope you can or do exercise, I believe that you will feel even stiffer if you dont.
Have you tried any of the other AI's, you know each of them are made a little different, you might just have some success on one of the others..aromasin or femara.
[QUOTE=cjammom;2907446]hi Teresa..I have just switched from aromasin because I was miserable..its been about a month and a half now on arimidex..and I know exactly how you feel! Some days I feel like I am 90! I have alot of muscle and joint pain..have tried my other meds to help with the pains..I am going for pt. because I now have plantar fasciitis and it seems to help with alot of the muscle pain..I do the exercises that they give me, on both legs..I am also taking elavil and relefen, which is an anti-inflammatory..My biggest concern is while I have to take all these other drugs to countact the pains that I have..what other side effects will I have..it isnt easy..I am 4 yrs from diagnosis, and once I finish my 5 yr drug therapy..I honestly think that I will not do any more, no matter what they come up with! I hope you can or do exercise, I believe that you will feel even stiffer if you dont.
Have you tried any of the other AI's, you know each of them are made a little different, you might just have some success on one of the others..aromasin or femara.
Hi,
I am taking Arimidex, for two months. I took Femara for two months, and had so much leg pain, I was taken off Femara and put on Arimidex. Now, I am having worse pain than while on Femara. I can hardly get up and down and my legs get stiff if I stand long. It is like I cannot control my leg movement at times. I wonder if this is permanent. I just want to stop hurting. Tell your mom, that I do wish her well. Gail, 65 years old. Had stage two breast cancer last July, and had a masectomy last August. Took Cytoxan, Neosar and then Adriamycin, Rubex and Taxol. (chemotherapy) I think the Taxol did a number on my bones. That is really when I think the pain started.
Anyone else that has taken Taxol, please let me know what you think. Thanks