Thank you for your supportive words Magic Moon
You a right. Taking any new medication is worrying. I think I am calming down now and realise that this is the best option for me. I was just having those scary feelings that come with all this new reality.
Its great that there are people like you on this forum.
Jay Bird xx
Thank you both Magic Moon and Wendy for your advice.
I have now had a blood test which reveals I am 'menopausal' so have now been told that I can take Arimidex. I am still concerned as I thought you were only prescribed that if you are post menopausal and not just menopausal. I am so confuised. I did have a strange 'show' of blood on 28 September (2 days before) my mastectomy but just put this down to stress as I haven't had a period for over 12 months.
I know the medical team are the experts and they are excellent but it doesn't stop me worrying.
I'd be very careful if I were in your position. I was on AI's as I'd developed a clot in my arm during chemo and was refused Tamoxifen. After my 5 years were up they swapped me to Tamoxifen (against my better judgement) and within 3 months had a large DVT in my leg. I'm now back on the AI's and Zoladex (I was pre menopausal before treatment - and still am if I come off the drugs).
I'm not saying you shouldn't take it, but given your mothers history, I'd check first. Good luck
I have been prescribed Tamoxifen with the plan that I will switch to something else after 2 years. I have just collected my Tamoxifen and read the enclosed leaflet which warns against taking if the above applies. It does for me as my Mother had thrombosis.
Has anyone else been in this position and what alternative drug was prescribed.