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Diana ~ I have not been on this medication; but I looked it up in my PDR (physicians desk reference for medications) and found the following percentages of side effects for those taking Arimidex as a first-line treatment:
This can also increase cholesterol levels, so your doctor will want to check this periodically.
This medication works to reduce the estrogen level circulating in your blood to reduce the size of estrogen-based tumors. Have you been on, or maybe are still on Tamoxifen?
Good luck Diane ~ sending good wishes to you!
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Joy..yes I was on tamoxifen for five years. Have been off for two years..now my Dr. suggested this...not real sure I want to do this...plus my cholesterol level is higher than my family doctor wants it, although I'm not on medication for it..Thank you Joy for the research you've done for me...