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Arimidex and side effects vs Tamoxafin

Created November 6th, 2018, filed in Breast Cancer

I have used Arimidex for 9+ years with no side effects except for the time I was switched to 2 generic cheaper meds because my insurance refused to pay. I was lucky that my doctors went to bat for me and got the insurance to agree to pay again. The agonizing joint pain forced me to use crutches during those months and I still have some even after resuming the Arimidex. If your doctor insists on the same drug your are having horrible side effects from I would recommend a second opinion and checking to see if your insurance is limiting what your doctor can prescribe. Two friends who were on Tamoxafin had severe joint pain, hair loss and one had severe nausea.