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Tamoxifen or no tamoxifen? What did you decide if faced with that choice?

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Aprendiendo sobre el cáncer de mama casi 8 años
 
  • Jacquie B Profile
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    Started it just over a week ago. Like Kaye said...insurance. I am eager. Not sleeping very deeply but nothing to worry about. Head ache for the first 4 days and nausea . Also retaining a little fluid but nothing crazy.
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  • Lori S Profile
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    I'm really hesitant for fear of side effects...
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  • Lori S Profile
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    I started it and 13 doses in, seemed to have developed an allergic reaction with hives and rash. After discussion with the oncologist we were going to experiment. I would wait until symptoms cleared up and try again. I waited about 1 1/2 months and tried again. Had a reaction in about 18 hours. I will be trying again wth a different manufacturer as I may just be reacting to an inactive ingredient. If that doesn't work, I guess the decision is made as there are no alternative drugs for premenopausal women.
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    • Marianne R. Profile
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      I try talking to a different onc. and get another opinion.

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    Yes, the choice was easy for me as well. Take it the alternative may leave you breathless.
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  • Jk Joyce Profile
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    I started it five weeks ago. Hot flashes are terrible but I look at it as insurance to keep the cancer from coming back so I tolerate it.
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  • Alison Smith Profile
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    I am supposed to start taking it tonight. Very nervous!!
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    • Lori S Profile
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      So how do you feel since starting it?

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    • Alison Smith Profile
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      I chickened out last weekend. I decided to take Prilosec for several days first to hopefully ward off nausea. Just took my first dose tonight. Very nervous!

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  • melissa perlman Profile
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    I look at it like ....cancer or no cancer. The choice was easy
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  • Cheryl Wornham Profile
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    I have been taking Tamoxifen for 8 months now like everyone else said insurance
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  • Rita Jo Hayes Profile
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    I took it
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