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Recent uncomfortable arm - started anastrazole yesterday

18 Sep 2019 09:01

Good morning, just a quick question. Had sentinel node biopsies done 5 weeks ago and have made a good recovery without too much discomfort,  Initially was doing the exercises but am very active and have been able to do everything without problems.

Since yesterday I have had a very tight feeling running down my arm and also strangely quite a stiff thumb! Is this anything at need to be concerned about or is it just normal? As I say I have been perfectly fine until now.

Thanks in advance 

Mary x

p.s. Started Anastrazole yesterday

Recent uncomfortable arm - started anastrazole yesterday

18 Sep 2019 12:04 in response to MaryT19

Hi Mary...

Could be if your really active, you might have over done it, and it's caused this, as they advised me after lymph nodes are taken to go easy and gradually build up ..

It could be anastrazol but that's quite quick to get effects ... but if I wer you I'd give oncology team a ring and ask nurse for advice ... Chrissie x

Recent uncomfortable arm - started anastrazole yesterday

18 Sep 2019 16:23 in response to Chriss

Hi there Chrissie

i did gradually build up and did exercises. Strange after 5 weeks to get this. Have read about “cording” and wonder if it’s that. Definitely feel as though it is running all down my arm. Have rung Macmillan nurses at my breast unit but it was a recorded message. Will see if anyone rings me back tomorrow or Friday.

like you I think won’t be anything to do with Anastrazole, too early for that!

Thanks for the advice.

Mary xx