Rachel, I am so sad how this site has deteriorated and so many friends don't post here anymore because of all the crazy issues. I am trying to be patient, but am so annoyed! Does anyone care out there?????View Thread
Hi Mark, I do not have any experience with that drug, but taxol gave me similar issues. My feet hurt, were hot and numb about 4-5 days after chemo. Hopefully someone here will respond. Also, I sure hope the spam with disappear as I fear it is keeping people who really want to talk from posting. What type of pain meds is she on? I will pray the symptoms lesson for her. best, JennaView Thread
This spam has gotten really out of control and I believe is keeping people from posting here who really need advice or just to chat about their symptoms and issues. Can't something be done to fix this???? It appears to be getting worse.
Pattie, I had a lot of leg and joint pain for the first year in particular. It gets better with time, but if it is so bad that you have swelling, it may be that you need a different medication. I never had any swelling, but severe at times joint and leg pain. I would check with your doc as the swelling sounds horrible. This medication does have some lousy side effects, but I am trying to stick it out best I can !
I found the radiation to be tolerable. I had 36 rounds, but I also went thru chemo and it was much easier than that. I will say that as it progresses you may feel more tired and more sore. Please stay hydrated, eat well, and use a cream like Eucerin on the areas that may become tender.
Hi there, I will tell you that I was supposed to be on meds for a total of 7 years, but my oncologist shared new research suggesting that women with estrogen positive tumors should be on it for 10 years. Part of me was disappointed, but in many was the Arimidex is an insurance policy for me. I will say that the side effect do get easier. I get headaches, but I ddont know if that is life in general, menopause, or the pill. I try not to think about the side effects to much. A few friends also feel the symptoms (particularly leg pain) do ease a bit the longer we are on it. I wish you luck and I hope you feel better each day. Massaging the legs also helps. ~ JennaView Thread