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Ok ladies - I have a question. I have filled my prescription for aromas in. Doctor said take it any time of day as long as I am consistent. Do you have suggestions? And has anyone been fortunate enough to escape side effects?

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Stage 2A Patient over 6 years
 
  • Nancy Ries Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I have been taking arimidex since December, 2011. I have always taken it in the morning along with my other prescription meds. I have been fortunate to have no side effects.
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    • lake lady Profile
      anonymes
      Stage 2A Patient

      Thanks - I am glad you are doing well. Hope I have the same results.

      over 6 years Flag
  • Jk Joyce Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    I take Arimidex and I take it before bed. Hot flashes....well not really flashes, just stay gosh awful hot all the time. I am ok other than that. Good luck.
    over 6 years Flag
    • lake lady Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      Thanks a bunch. It helps to hear from someone who has been there.

      over 6 years Flag
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    anonymes
    Étude du cancer du sein
    Hi. I take it in am with other meds. I have tolerable side effects but not bad. Do yoga, cardio, exercise and keep moving. It is very doable.
    over 6 years Flag
    • lake lady Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      Thanks!

      over 6 years Flag
  • Linda Green Profile
    anonymous
    Patient
    I take Gemara and have had a rough but manageable road. Gave in and take low dose of Effexor for the mood swings and hot flashes. Good luck!
    over 6 years Flag
    • Linda Green Profile
      anonymes
      Patient

      Femara not Gemara, dang keyboard!

      over 6 years Flag
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I start Femara in a couple of weeks (well the generic form anyway). My onc. mentioned another one, can't remember the name but said we could switch to it if I have issues. I will have moved by then and am making connections to transfer my care...

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      I start Femara in a couple of weeks (well the generic form anyway). My onc. mentioned another one, can't remember the name but said we could switch to it if I have issues. I will have moved by then and am making connections to transfer my care to another town as she sent them my records.

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  • A L Profile
    anonymes
    Étude du cancer du sein
    I took it after dinner - the directions say to take it after eating. After any meal should be fine, as long as it's consistent. I took it for six months, but the the side effects became intolerable. Hopefully you'll have better luck!
    over 6 years Flag
    • lake lady Profile
      anonymes
      Stage 2A Patient

      Did you switch to another medicine? Or just stop?

      over 6 years Flag
    • A L Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I switched to Evista. So far, "only" heartburn, insomnia and "warm" flashes - I'm doing okay. I pride myself on being strong, so felt like a failure when I had to stop Aromasin.

      over 6 years Flag
    • A L Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      P.S. I had to be off Aromasin for a month before switching to Evista. I felt like I was on vacation!

      over 6 years Flag
    • lake lady Profile
      anonymes
      Stage 2A Patient

      Mmm, I guess I will start it and hope for the best. It's kind of scary especially since I just found out I have osteoporosis too, which means my poor bones will take a beating.

      over 6 years Flag
    • Lav's Blue Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Try to do weight bearing exercises & take calcium with vit D. I assume you have DCIS, too?

      over 6 years Flag
    • lake lady Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      Yep. Caught early, had unilateral mastectomy. Halfway thru expander & filling. Should get implant in October - blessed to not need chemo or radiation. Plan to take Meds but concerned about quality of life versus reducing risk of reoccurrence

      over 6 years Flag
    • Lav's Blue Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I totally understand. How did you make the decision re: mastectomy?

      over 6 years Flag
    • lake lady Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      I was leaning toward lumpectomy at first, but the surgeon said there was another suspicious spot at a different location which would mean more tissue would be removed. I decided just take the whole thing and build me a new one. : )

      over 6 years Flag
    • A L Profile
      anonymes
      Étude du cancer du sein

      You have a great attitude - best of luck!

      over 6 years Flag
  • S M Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 3A Patient
    I am also taking Arimidex, no side effects at all. I set my phone alarm on loud for 5 pm, never missed one! Prayers.
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Rita Jo Hayes Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2009
    I was on both femra and aromas in, had severe hot flashes on both. Citalopram hlped with the femra side effects andeffexor has helped with the other. Good luck.
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    • lake lady Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      Thanks. I am on my third day so I guess it's too early to brag, but so far I have no side effects. I am just praying this continues. I keep expecting some of the awful side effects to kick in. Need to get these thoughts out of my mind and just...

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      Thanks. I am on my third day so I guess it's too early to brag, but so far I have no side effects. I am just praying this continues. I keep expecting some of the awful side effects to kick in. Need to get these thoughts out of my mind and just enjoy each day.

      over 6 years Flag

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