Effects of Arimidex on weight management?


Question from MarjorieS: My question concerns the effects of Arimidex on weight management. Even though my weight has not varied drastically, I feel that my muscle tone, especially in my abdominal area, is of concern. Chemo put me into menopause and Arimidex depleted my estrogen supply further. Am I imagining these changes or are they, in fact, to be expected? What can I do to address this?
Answers - Melinda Irwin A lot of women on Arimidex and similar hormones report joint pain and decreased muscle tone. Therefore, a strength and aerobic exercise program would really be beneficial.

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