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Topic: Triple Positive Arimidex Headaches

Forum: HER2+ (Positive) Breast Cancer —

Testing, treatment, side effects, and more.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2020 07:10AM

shaccasean wrote:

Having Headaches since I started taking Arimidex. Of course my mind runs and I feel like I have a brain tumor.

Anyone else have Headaches from this drug? Can't sleep from Hot/cold and Headaches. Thank you so much!

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Jul 24, 2020 07:17AM Ingerp wrote:

shaccasean--I'm not sure how long you've been on the AI, but I *did* have some headaches the first few weeks/months. They went away, though. A fair number of SEs tail off after your body adjusts.

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Jul 24, 2020 07:50AM Moderators wrote:

Hi Shaccasean, and welcome to,

We're so sorry to hear you're managing this uncomfortable and troubling issue. In fact, the main site's side effect page on Headaches does list Arimidex as a medication that can cause headaches, along with some tips to help ease the pain.

In addition, you mention hot flashes affecting you while you sleep. Here's some good tips on Hot Flashes too.

We hope this helps and that you start feeling better soon. We look forward to seeing you around the boards!

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