Nov 02, 2010 - 11:44 am
I am not sure what is going on and am beginning to suspect condition to be a side effect of Arimidex. I want knowledge. To those reading this posting who have neuropathy, how did it start? Did it start slowly? So far neurologist and spine specialist are stumped as how I should be treated. I have had a MRI of brain, MRI of neck, EMG tests on hands, 7 x-rays of neck. First right hand only had tingling and numbness in fingers - sensation came and went, came and went. Baby finger not affected. Hand also waking me up numerous times while I slept.
Within 2 weeks, left hand developed same thing except at times it includes all 5 fingers and at times includes palm. My grip is strong. Two vertebra in neck could possibly be pinching on a nerve but spine specialist is not certain that is the problem. Neurologist said that I have a slight carpal problem but based on my description and reaction of EMG test he is not certain how to treat me, which is why he wanted a second opinion from the spine specialist. Now, in the last 2 days, my finger tips are numb (or tingling) when I touch them with my fingers. This is for both hands and this seems to be lasting much longer.
We are all different and we all react in a different way. I want to know (if you can remember) how did your neuropathy develop and progress. I started Arimidex on Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 8:00 a.m. Only problem was hot flashes, which were not bad and not that frequent.