I’ve been on Arimidex for six months now, and I feel as if I am a hundred years old. Every joint aches–every finger, toe, shoulder, arm, leg, foot and neck joint hurts all day. It’s especially bad when I’m inactive for an hour or more–I can hardly get out of bed in the morning.
So I’m having to decide whether quality of life is worth the risk of reducing the quantity. I’ve still not been able to find a study that zeroes in on my age group, diagnosis, and treatment, analyzing the risks of not taking anything vs. one of these two five-year daily chemotherapies.
I thought I was out of the woods. I healed so well from all my treatments so far, but this one I can’t live with. I’ve read similar complaints from other women taking arimidex.