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Topic: Jaw and tongue hurt: rads, Kadcyla, or Arimidex causing?

Forum: Managing Side Effects of Breast Cancer and Its Treatment —

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Posted on: Nov 27, 2019 07:33AM

Seewee7 wrote:

I started Kadcyla and rads around the same time. Rads just finished (30 + 3 boosts), next day started Arimidex. My tongue and jaw hurt when I eat. Anyone experience this and know what from?

Dx 2/21/2019, DCIS/IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH)
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Nov 27, 2019 08:29AM - edited Nov 27, 2019 08:29AM by Moderators

Hi Seewee!

Is your tongue swollen? In the article Arimidex from our main site you can read that swelling of tongue, throat, arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs could be an allergic side effect. See here:

"Some side effects may mean that you're having an allergic reaction to Arimidex. If you have any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:


Hope this is not your case. Anyway you may want to call your doctor...

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Nov 27, 2019 04:21PM Seewee7 wrote:

No swelling. Just pain

Dx 2/21/2019, DCIS/IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH)
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Nov 27, 2019 05:09PM - edited Nov 27, 2019 05:17PM by Euphoriaa

I had jaw pain during rads. It was similar to the pain I had during chemo. I think it may be related to low defenses. I hope you get better soon! 😘

Dx 9/24/2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 1/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Dec 29, 2019 01:45PM Seewee7 wrote:

Thanks. It is better now so I think it was the radiation for me, too.

Dx 2/21/2019, DCIS/IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH)

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