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Topic: Arimidex (Anastrozole)

Forum: Hormonal Therapy - Before, During and After —

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Posted on: Feb 10, 2017 01:17PM

Goincrzy8 wrote:

question: I was just written a prescripton for this. Do you take yours Morning or Nite?

I am not sick, I have a few bad cells Dx 10/18/2016, IDC, Left, Grade 2, 12/12 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/9/2016 Mastectomy: Left
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Feb 10, 2017 05:31PM Jennie93 wrote:

It makes no difference.



49 at dx. Found on routine mammogram. Complications: cording, truncal LE. Dx 8/2012, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 4/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/5/2012 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 10/16/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 3/24/2013 Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 5/23/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 2/1/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Feb 11, 2017 02:09PM Mommato3 wrote:

I started out taking mine in the evenings until I developed insomnia a few months later. Switching to mornings made me feel better. Everyone reacts differently. Some have had insomnia and others were sleepy after taking it. You could start out morning or night and switch later if you start having problems.

AC-THP UMX Dx 4/25/2014, IDC, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Hormonal Therapy 4/20/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Feb 12, 2017 11:47AM - edited Feb 12, 2017 11:48AM by Goincrzy8

Thanks, I am taking at nite I will see how it goes.

I am not sick, I have a few bad cells Dx 10/18/2016, IDC, Left, Grade 2, 12/12 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/9/2016 Mastectomy: Left
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Feb 21, 2017 05:36AM LM070917 wrote:

I take my mine at night at 6pm that way I can sleep off any side effects.

Dx 9/18/2015, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 2/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 11/1/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole), Zoladex (goserelin)
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Feb 23, 2017 11:25AM Goincrzy8 wrote:

Well so far taking at nite, no issues.

I am not sick, I have a few bad cells Dx 10/18/2016, IDC, Left, Grade 2, 12/12 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/9/2016 Mastectomy: Left
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Feb 24, 2017 08:19AM RitaR551 wrote:

Has anyone experienced nausea on starting this med? I'm getting ready for a three day drive and am wondering if I should wait to start a drug that is new to me

Dx 9/8/2016, DCIS, Left, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+
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Feb 24, 2017 09:30AM Gardenia62 wrote:

Hi! No nausea for me. But I am one of the 15% that experiences hair loss and bone pain. I am too scared not to use it though as it increases the chances of survival and I am all about surviving :).

Take care and good luck!

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Feb 26, 2017 09:51PM Gram4 wrote:

I just started taking Arimidex. Today was my second dose. The only side effect so far is hot flashes. I am concerned about possible side effects. With Chemo I had some rare side effects so I am a little worried that will happen with this. Hoping for the best.

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Mar 2, 2017 04:45PM MaggieMae123 wrote:

Hi, I have been on Anastrozole for 10 months now. So far it has not been too bad. Not as bad as I worried it would be. My chief complaint is not sleeping too well and being crabby a lot. I wish you the best of luck with it. I take mine in the morning with breakfast.

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