Dear madwilson, Hairloss is not a usual side effect associated with Arimidex. Arimidex is an aromatase inhibitor. This means it blocks the enzyme aromatase (found in the body's muscle, skin, breast and fat), which is used to convert androgens (hormones produced by the adrenal glands) into estrogen. In the absence of estrogen, tumors dependent on this hormone for growth will shrink. For more information regarding this drug and side effects you can check out the website chemocare.com. You can also look up the prior Here is the direct link to Arimidex on the site: http://www.chemocare.com/bio/arimidex.asp .
You don't mention what cancer you had but being in the BC Forum I suppose you had just that. Do you remember what color was your chemo cocktail? Was it sort of pink or red?
If the color matches the chemo you got then your hair loss if from chemo though Arimidex also causes hair loss. While you are on Arimidex I don't believe you will see much hair growth. For further information on side effects from Arimidex the enclosed link is to an Arimidex Forum, check it:
I take Arimidex. Hair loss is one of the side effects listed on the prescription information I received from my pharmacist. It was also one one the side effects mentioned to me by my doctor, so I think it does occur with some frequency. My hair has come back, but is very thin and fine compared to what it was before chemotherapy.
Both of you are having problems with hair regrowth after treatments, if you are getting very thin and fine hair, then have it cut like what is called and Italian cut with a razor and very short that will give it strength for follicular oxygenation and take Biotin [H] a vitamin for hair regrowth.
Please ask your doctors if you can take Biotin, if so then you will see it grow healthy and strong in a few months.
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