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Ending Arimidex what happens?

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Louise2Louise Tue 21-Dec-10 18:01:40

I had a breast tumour removed 5 years ago. I took Tamoxifen for 2 and a half years and Arimidex for the next two and a half years. I had a terrible time on Arimidex but persisted. The side effects were trully terrible. I am due to stop taking the Arimidex. What will the effect on my health, including my weight and my hair be? I had radiotherapy but no chemotherapy...

lalaa Tue 21-Dec-10 21:32:08

Hello L2L. I came off Arimidex in September. The only noticeable differences I have seen is that my hair is not falling out as much as it used to, and I'm as stiff in my joints as I was. Weight has, sadly, remained stubbornly similar to previously...Hope it works out for you.

Louise2Louise Wed 22-Dec-10 12:05:40

Hi Lalaa. Thank you for replying. Did you too gain weight on your cancer medication? It really does refuse to go, doesn't it. My joint pain has already gone, but I am very very breathless. I am hoping that it will ease once I am off the Arimidex. I hope you feel less stiff soon, and that your health stays good.

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