I to had Chemotherapy including Adriamycin, Cytoxin and Taxol, followed by bi-lateral lumpectomy and 34 radiation treatments each breast. They also removed my ovaries because of the Estrogen Receptor factor. I had bad body aches during the chemo which improved when a few days after ending the treatments. Then I was prescrived Arimadex, which cause sever back, hand, leg and foot pain. That was discontinued and I was put on Femara, with the same result. After that I was put on Tamoxifen, and about 6 months later I began having elbow, lower back, ankle and arch pain. My oncologist said that Tamoxifen does not cause this, and wants me to see a Rheumatologist to check my rheumatic blood levels. I think it is the Tamoxifen. When I get up in the morning, I can barly walk. Once I start moving around, I loosen up and am able to do a little over 3 miles on the treadmill, but as soon as I sit for any length of time, I stiffen up.
I was glad that I came across the posts at this sight. At least I know that I'm not alone.......This has been a very long road.
I am also having a terrible time loosing weight. I eat sensible meals, am monitoring my calories and trimmed them down to 1200-1300 calories per day and religiously working out, with NO RESULTS. This is extremely frustrating. I gained, initially, and have at least stopped the cycle, but would really like to see some results.
Is anyone else having this problem?