Arimidex

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Arimidex

by CarolElaine on Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:33 PM

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My mother took Arimidex for 3 years after stage 2 breast cancer. She did chemo and radiation and beat the cancer. Arimidex destroyed her liver she wound up getting non alcoholic fatty liver disease from this drug and felt worse than ever she said the side effects were worse than chemo. The doctor scared her about getting off because he said the cancer would probably come back. She died at age 72 from end stage liver disease. There should be lawsuits against this drug. It states that liver problems are rare but they do occur. Please let me know if anyone else has liver disease from these breast cancer drugs!

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by Cctoo on Fri Feb 08, 2019 03:16 AM

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I am so sorry about your mother....to me, all the hormone therapy drugs are awful...I tried them all after stage 2...but discontinued all...figure something else will likely kill me..but drs. Call me non compliant!!  I am 82, no aches or pains ...but you are right about making public aware of the serious side effects of these drugs they almost force us to take!  But I still sorry occasionally.....just take immune inhancers.

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by timeisforever on Thu Feb 28, 2019 04:43 PM

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I'm so sorry for your loss.  I took Arimidex for 2 1/2+ years for stage 4 breast cancer then it stopped working and I'm now on Ibrance and Faslodex.  While I did have some side effects from the Arimidex (high triglycerides being my main concern), I tried to adjust for that by taking Hawthorn pills and it worked.  I think all of these cancer drugs have hazardous side effects and you have to research and choose what to do for your own health.  Most of the medication info papers that come with the drug say something similar to "your doctor has determined that the benefits of this drug outweigh the risks."  It's hard to say at this point if your mother would have been better off without it or on another drug.  I get CT scans every 3 months and my liver appears to be normal at this point.  Best wishes.

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