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Has anyone experienced problems taking Tamoxifen?

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Learning About Breast Cancer over 3 years
  • Cheri Davis Johnson Profile
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    Survivor since 2009
    I have been on Tamoxifen for over a year now and I have noticed a few side effects but none are bad enough to discontinue taking it. I have knee pain and stiffness, which I treat with Aleve, gained about 10 lbs and some hot flashes but those are getting better. I am able to exercise normally so hopefully that will keep the weight from getting worse. Taking it is my security blanket actually. I feel I am doing something proactive to keep the cancer from rearing it's ugly head again!
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    • Sandra Dakin Profile
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      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thanks:)

      over 3 years Bandera
    • Sandra Dakin Profile
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      Do you ever get home from a doc Appt. Having forgotten to ask soothing? Well, I wx wondering if aver a certain period of time, you will be accustomed to the drug? S

      over 3 years Bandera
    • Cheri Davis Johnson Profile
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      Survivor since 2009

      I forget stuff all the time without the drug! lol But I really haven't noticed much difference in my memory since taking it. Stress effects me more I think. I would say that after a year the effects are leveling out. My doc told me that if I...

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      I forget stuff all the time without the drug! lol But I really haven't noticed much difference in my memory since taking it. Stress effects me more I think. I would say that after a year the effects are leveling out. My doc told me that if I was having problems with it, extreme hot flashes and such, to let her know because there are other drugs they could give me just to deal with the side effects. I don't know what it was because I handled it pretty well. You might want to have a conversation with your doctor and see what might be available to you.

      over 3 years Bandera
    • Brookie Schroeder Profile
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      Survivor since 2008

      take your calcium w/D..its messing with your bones along with hormones. They forgot to tell me it depletes your calcium. Memory loss? part of the menopause its putting you thru. Man i just dont like Tamoxifen. There are other drugs that are...

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      take your calcium w/D..its messing with your bones along with hormones. They forgot to tell me it depletes your calcium. Memory loss? part of the menopause its putting you thru. Man i just dont like Tamoxifen. There are other drugs that are similar...ask your doctor.

      almost 2 years Bandera
    • Ellen  Bolin Profile
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      Ellen
      I had such a bad reaction I had to stop taking it and of course the cancer came back, but I also lost my insurance. My insides were disintegrate ing . It was horrible. Now I take marinade and my legs and feet are killing me . Is there...

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      Ellen
      I had such a bad reaction I had to stop taking it and of course the cancer came back, but I also lost my insurance. My insides were disintegrate ing . It was horrible. Now I take marinade and my legs and feet are killing me . Is there anything that doesn't have bad side affects.

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    • Ellen  Bolin Profile
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      That spell check you got to watch it that word was arimadex not marinade.

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  • Patricia Weunschenker Profile
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    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I have been on Tamoxifen for alittle over 2months and have had more side effects than I ever thot I would have and dealing with them has been a pain, my Dr us considering changing to another drug.
    over 3 years Bandera
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      Survivor since 2008

      Tamoxifen sucks. If youre gonna take it be sure to take Calicum w/D because it really depletes Calicum in your body! They must have forgotten to tell me that an now my bones sound like popcorn. im suplimenting with diet all i can..

      almost 2 years Bandera
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