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Has anyone been diagonosed with diabetes after chemo and radiation or during the aromasin treatment?

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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    I was too. Probably some of the changes to your body because of the chemo and aromasin therapy. I gained weight, I became older (thankfully!) I couldn't exercise like I once did.... it all adds up and can tip your body over into the diabetic area. Take care, Sharon
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    • Evelyn Heilbrunn Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      This is interesting. My chemo ended on 3/15/12 and I started Aromasin shortly after. I feel terrific (anything was an improvement!) and haven't had any weight gain, hot flashes, or any other side effects from the Aromasin. Do they come on later...

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      This is interesting. My chemo ended on 3/15/12 and I started Aromasin shortly after. I feel terrific (anything was an improvement!) and haven't had any weight gain, hot flashes, or any other side effects from the Aromasin. Do they come on later in the course of the medication?

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Evelyn,
      I guess I was just lucky to an entire bucket load of side effects from this drug. I also have not been able to be as active because I had stress fractures in both feet, thankfully, not at the same time but for a year, was in and out of...

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      Evelyn,
      I guess I was just lucky to an entire bucket load of side effects from this drug. I also have not been able to be as active because I had stress fractures in both feet, thankfully, not at the same time but for a year, was in and out of foot casts, and removable boot things. Still have foot pain. So my inactivity and weight gain all adds up to becoming diabetic. So, there isn't a straight line between the Aromasin and becoming diabetic in my case. It's like anything with our treatments, some of us breeze through and some of us find a bunch of rocks in our path. Somehow, we manage to find our way. I am soooo glad to hear your you are not having problems... you have had your share in other areas. Take care, Sharon

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  • Lisa Taylor Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I agree with Sharon, but I'm hoping to get this weight off soon. My doctor told me I would notice a change after 6 months! Had surgery on 1/12/12! God Bless You!
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