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Mar 22, 2014 05:59PM
in Answer to your q's:
So if you could please answer these questions if they apply to you. Thank YOU ALL! Questions below......
1. Are you or were you diagnosed with "trigger finger" while on an AI?
YES, SELF DIAGNOSED. MOSTLY LEFT PINKY & MIDDLE FINGER SOME THUMB. I WAS BILATERAL DBLE MAST. 12/12/12 BUT LEFT SIDE WAS THE MOST SURGERY DUE TO LYMPH INVOLVEMENT.
2. If so were you also diabetic?
I WAS PREDIABETIC PRIOR TO SURGERY AND CHEMO BUT I GOT IT UNDER CONTROL BY DIET ALONE DURING CHEMO AND BEFORE RADIATION (AND ELECTIVE SALPINGO OOPHORECTOMY - WHICH FURTHER LOWERED ESTROGEN) AND WAY PRIOR TO MY ADJUVANT ARIMIDEX (5 - 10 YEAR THERAPY)
3. Or did you have thyroid issues also?
NO, BUT I'M OBESE STILL - LOST 35 LBS AND STILL WORKING OUT 3 X'S A WEEK OR MORE.
PS- AFTER 2-3 MONTHS ON AI DRUG, I DEVELOPED JOINT CLICKING AND LOCKING UP. TRIGGER FINGER. TENDONITIS.
I HAVE CUT OUT MEAT, PURINES, EXTRA PROTEIN IN DIET. (GOUT?) I AM CAREFULLY WATCHING SUGAR INTAKE (DIABETES), AND STRETCHING HAND AND FINGERS REGULARLY (LATENT LYMPHEDEMA) , AND TAKING ASPRIN DAILY (NSAI). I AM SITTING OUTSIDE FACING THE SUN WITH FOREHEAD UNCOVERED ON SUNNY DAYS ABOUT 15 MINUTES IF POSSIBLE FOR VITAMINE D DEFICIENCY. I DID DISCONTINUE MY AI (ARIMIDEX) WITHOUT TELLING MY MD FOR ONE MONTH BUT THAT (ALONE) DID NOT RELIEVE MY PAIN AND PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS. STRETCHING EACH FINGER AND WRIST SEEMS TO BE THE BEST HELP. ALL DIRECTIONS. REALLY PUSH IT. I HAVE NOT TRIED CORTIZONE BUT MAY CONSIDER IT IF IT GETS WORSE. IT REALLY HURTS AND I AM DROPPING STUFF. THERE ARE NO RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS PROBLEMS IN MY LARGE FAMILY OF ORIGEN.
FOLLOWING Q'S DO NOT APPLY AS I WAS DIAGNOSED Estrogen/progesterone positive.
for those not on AI's and triple negs..
1. Are you diabetic and diagnosed with "trigger finger or thumb"?
2. Have Thyroid issues and diagnosed with "trigger finger or thumb"?
Again thank you so much for your help. I truly appreciate it!
11/7/2012, ILC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 2/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-