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Weakness is a lack of physical strength. Being weak may affect your balance and your ability to move around. You may feel you have to make more of an effort than usual to move your arms or legs. If you're feeling weak, you may find it harder to do your daily activities.
If you're weak, you also may feel tired and have:
trouble standing or sitting
loss of appetite
shortness of breath
Weakness can be caused by the following breast cancer treatments:
Arimidex (chemical name: anastrozole)
Aromasin (chemical name: exemestane)
Femara (chemical name: letrozole)
Evista (chemical name: raloxifene)
Fareston (chemical name: toremifene)
Faslodex (chemical name: fulvestrant)
Avastin (chemical name: bevacizumab)
Herceptin (chemical name: trastuzumab)
Tykerb (chemical name: lapatanib)
ovarian shutdown with Lupron (chemical name: leuprolide)
Weakness also can be caused by some pain medications, a...
It's long been thought that depression and chronic pain were tightly connected. Both depression and chronic pain are common disorders in the Western world and both play a big role in the lives of patients, health care, and economics for employers. Many studies have found a connection between the two, leading researchers to believe that one influences the other in many patients. The authors of this study looked at several studies and reviews. They found that some studies did imply that reducing pain would reduce depression and reducing depression would reduce pain. Therefore, by treating the depression, the pain would be managed successfully. There are some explanations that could give some truth to the belief of the depression and pain connection. Serotonin and nonadrenaline , hormones, do play a role in depression and also in pain. For many people with certain types of chronic pain, antidepressants do help relieve the pain, specifically tricyclic antidepressants and dual reuptake inh...
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