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Topic: Switching from Tamoxifen

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Posted on: Jul 25, 2007 09:53AM

Solly wrote:

Hi, I am switching to Aromasin next week. I am worried about the joint pain they say is a side affect. I already have RA and feet neuropathies. Has anyone else switched in the middle and how has it affected you.

I am hoping I can lose some weight on this new drug. The tamoxifen seems to make it tough to lose wt.

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Jul 25, 2007 12:19PM LuAnnH wrote:

I switched from arimidex to aromasin. I have RA in my feet that was brought on by arimidex. I had no problems at all with aromasin. Aromasin allows your body to produce estrogen, it clogs the receptors that the tumor uses to thrive. Hopefully your course with it will be as easy as mine. I also was able to lose weight when on aromasin.

LuAnn -- Dx 7/2/2006, IDC, 2cm, Stage IV, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2+

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