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Patsy's Story

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"Je connais le sentiment qui vous anime quand vous apprenez pour la première fois que vous ou un parent vient d'être diagnostiqué d' un cancer du sein."

En Février 2002, Patsy découvert une bosse et a prévu une mammographie avec son médecin. Le médecin a effectué une biopsie et Patsy un diagnostic de cancer du sein de stade 2.

Patsy décrit son diagnostic en mots "ce fut comme une foudre en pleine figure. Je me pré cipiteé à terre." Mais, comme tant d'autres, Patsy a compté sur la force et le soutien de sa famille et de ses amis comme source s'espoir necessaire pour vaincre le cancer du sein.

Écoutez l'histoire de Patsy et d'apprendre comment la famille et amis l'on supportée durant les moments durs de son diagnostic.

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    Has anyone else taking Arimidex. Had hair loss?

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      I took Arimidex. No hair loss, but extreme joint pain. Had to switch to Femara, and then Aromasin. All of them cause joint pain, but no hair loss after 2.5 years. Hot flashes are another side effect.

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      Hi Lisa, I am also on an aromatase type drug... Femara.... similar but different. I have an entire boatload of side effects but headache, especially those lousy migraine's isn't one of them. I would give your doctor a call tomorrow and ask him/her about it. Especially what to do for the...

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      Hi Lisa, I am also on an aromatase type drug... Femara.... similar but different. I have an entire boatload of side effects but headache, especially those lousy migraine's isn't one of them. I would give your doctor a call tomorrow and ask him/her about it. Especially what to do for the headache. Is it one of the types of migraine where you get the flashes of light and then, nausea and one sided pain. Or is it just an awful headache. Is it in the same place or does it hurt in different area's. A good description will help narrow it down so you don't have to suffer a headache too. Keep us posted and you be sure and call tomorrow. Take care, Sharon

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      Lisa, I had headaches and it seemed it was from the nausea medicine, the doctor was so great to keep trying for something that would work. The insurance company had a fit but it finally seemed to work...going for my third chemo treatment today, we will see if it works this time.

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    I have been on Arimidex for about six months. Trying like crazy to lose weight. I am at the gym three to four times a week doing 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of weight training. Anyone else gaining or having trouble losing on Arimidex?

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      Nancy I am with you very frustrating I had cut back on starches exercised daily plus have a very active type of job. After 3 years my weight has finally stabilized. I felt better once I changed my mind set to just accept the weight gain and Realize no matter what I do it's decided to stay. My...

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      Nancy I am with you very frustrating I had cut back on starches exercised daily plus have a very active type of job. After 3 years my weight has finally stabilized. I felt better once I changed my mind set to just accept the weight gain and Realize no matter what I do it's decided to stay. My new goal is just to maintain and not gai

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      Hey Ladies,

      I am not on Arimidex but on Femara. I tried Tamoxifen but couldn't take it so had to have my ovaries removed then started on Femara. I have not had weight gain from the meds but I gained thru radiation and chemo. I gained TOO MUCH!!! We started this program at my church called First...

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      Hey Ladies,

      I am not on Arimidex but on Femara. I tried Tamoxifen but couldn't take it so had to have my ovaries removed then started on Femara. I have not had weight gain from the meds but I gained thru radiation and chemo. I gained TOO MUCH!!! We started this program at my church called First Place for Health and I am now losing weight!!!! Ye-Hee!!!! This might be something you would like to look into. It not only helps you make better food choices but heals you mentally and spiritially. I have been so blessed by God through this experience I just wanted to share with you all!!!! God bless each one of you. I hope this helps.

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    I stopped arimidrex two days ago. On my doctor's orders due to severe joint pain. How long will it take for it to get out of my system?

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      I don't know how long it stays in your system but it took about a week for the side effects to wear off.

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    • Marianne R. Profile
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      2 weeks I'm on tamoxifen now. I had pain but the worst was the mental effects. My doctor said it is rare but one of the side effects can be Psychiatric problems. It was awful I will never do it again.

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