Aug 26, 2011 - 4:43 pm
How many of you are taking Arimidex? How bad were/are your side effects?
In January I had a lumpectomy (2.5 cm) and two out of 10 nodes were positive. I have Stage II breast cancer and I am HER and estogen positive. I've gone thru my chemo treatments and will begin radiation soon. Presently I am receiving Herceptin treatments for one year. My oncologist wants me to take Arimidex for 5 years. I do not want to take this drug. I've researched Arimidex for months and found this drug to have extremely bad side effects. I read over 450 comments from Breast Cancer patients taking this drug with devastating side effects they are experiencing. Many have quit and/or switched to Tamoxifin. I told my oncologist I want to take Tamoxifin instead. I will not take Femora either. In my case, I know Arimidex is the preferred drug (over Tamoxifin) but I'd rather have quality of life and prefer to take my chances w/Tamoxifin and Herceptin treatments.
I would be ever so grateful if everyone who has taken Arimidex will please comment and tell me what your side effects were.