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The anti-estrogen drug aromasin (exemestane) is causing a lot of aches and pains. Is this normal?

The anti-estrogen drug aromasin (exemestane) is causing a lot of aches and pains. Is this normal?

No: However, Aromasin (exemestane) has a lot of side-effects, and joint pain is one of the most frequent, occurring in around 15% of people who are taking the drug. There are alternatives to this medication, but unfortunately they all share the same side-effects. However, that said, it is never certain that you as an individual would not find an alternative less troublesome. Ask your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Aromasin (Definition)

Exemestane is an aromatase inhibitor that is used to treat early and advanced breast ...Read more


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Can IV drug use cause your toenails to become sore , fill with blood, and fall off and why does this happen?

Can IV drug use cause your toenails to become sore , fill with blood, and fall off and why does this happen?

Maybe: Sometimes IV drug users develop bacterial infections of the heart. These can cause blood clots from which small particles break off and end up in the small blood vessels of the toes. These, in turn, cause splinter hemorrhages which show up under the nails. It is uncommon for them to fall off. Either way, life would be better without the IV drugs. ...Read more

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What can cause glassy eyes and body aches? Happens every afternoon. I usually skip lunch. 35 yo F, no other symptoms. No alcohol or drugs.

What can cause glassy eyes and body aches? Happens every afternoon.  I usually skip lunch. 35 yo F, no other symptoms. No alcohol or drugs.

HYPOGLYCEMIA : It can be caused by: Hypoglycemia and hypotension are very common . You need an exam and labs. It is important to Monitor your BP & glucose. I recommend small frequent meals a gluten free diet. Wholeapproach.com. If low blood pressure is documented additional salt added to diet is helpful. Seek evaluation exam, labs and EKG . ...Read more

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Severe sore throat, hurts to swallow, looks like large bumps at the back of throat. Any causes? (i don't use drugs at all)

Severe sore throat, hurts to swallow, looks like large bumps at the back of throat. Any causes?  (i don't use drugs at all)

Virus vs Strep: Most severe sore throats are viral in nature, but strep throat is a possibility. Mononucleosis ( the kissing disease) is caused by the epstein barr virus and is common in your age group. ...Read more

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Daily aches and pains which causes me concern, however this started at age 30 doctors aren't concerned, should I be?

Incomplete info: If condition has not worsened much in 3 years then it is not likely to be serious. However your pain needs to be treated adequately. ...Read more

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One last thing.. Could the aches and pains be caused from overtraining? How many days a week and time should be spent exercising to stay healthy?

One last thing.. Could the aches and pains be caused from overtraining? How many days a week and time should be spent exercising to stay healthy?

Joints should not...: ...ache. training should B spaced out. A Hard workout like weight training 1 day the next day easier an focus on cardio. B sure U R well hydrated, & Ur protein intake is adequate. Muscle aching is due 2 U pushing Ur muscles 2 the point that U will gain bulk & strength. Get the joints evaluated. ...Read more

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Are certain aches and pains caused by allergies?

Are certain aches and pains caused by allergies?

Yes: Patients with severe allergies can often experience systemic symptoms in addition to the usual respiratory symptoms. It is not unusual to feel tired, irritable, sleepy, or even achy. ...Read more

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Body aches and pains after colonoscopy. What can cause this?

Body aches and pains after colonoscopy. What can cause this?

Follow up: Mild transient discomfort or pain may be acceptable but any substantial or long-lasting pain requires a follow up with your endoscopist ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause pains and aches threw out my body everyday ?

Can anxiety cause pains and aches threw out my body everyday ?

Yes but: Anxiety can cause many sx but always best to have a check up with your doc to rule out other possible causes. ...Read more

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What causes aches and pains in early pregnancy?

What causes aches and pains in early pregnancy?

Varies: The fluid retention typical of pregnancy can cause aches and pain. The Progesterone level is very elevated during pregnancy - this results in some relaxation of ligaments and tendons throughout the body, which would also explain aches and pain. The enlarging uterus and the inherent pregnancy related presence of a cyst on at least one of the ovaries also could add to your aches and pain. ...Read more

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What causes your stomach to ache and have sharp.Pains?

What causes your stomach to ache and have sharp.Pains?

Many reasons: Stomach pain can caused by many pathological conditions, like indigestion, gastritis, peptic ulcer, acid reflux, even galdstone can mimic stomach pain. ...Read more

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What causes pregnancy aches and pains first trimester?

What causes pregnancy aches and pains first trimester?

Progesterone: Progesterone and pregnancy hormone changes can cause aches, pains and nausea. Lots of changes occur with pregnancy. There are lots of books to read about pregnancy and you should see your midwife or ob/gyn soon. ...Read more

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Can sore gums cause sinus pains in the face?

Can sore gums cause sinus pains in the face?

Yes, possibly: Sore gums may be a sign of an infection. If the infection is with the upper gums, the infection may sometimes spread to the sinuses leading to a sinusitis associated with sinus pains in the face. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Levin
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