can anyone help?
I recently had this sent to me
the request is for anyone who has been in this situation to give some feedback on what they decision they made and why.
"Have been on Arimidex now for nearly 5years.
Side effects haven't been that bad for me except for aches in my legs and sometimes my arms - but honestly they haven't been too bad.
If you stop taking it however for a couple of days then go back on it the pain is quite strong.
Towards the 5year mark your hair starts to fall out/thin out.
I am actually scared to wash it as it falls out in clumps (not as bad as during chemo)
My curls have completely gone.
The question I ask is do I stay on it for another 5 years as my oncologist says I can if I wish or do I stop in August? He says it's up to me.
My hair may stop falling out if I stop and will my curls comes back??
My bones will improve hopefully but in the back of my mind there is that fear of getting the cancer again and I don't want that.
Couldn't leave my little girls, my family and my good friends."