loading... close

Has anyone experienced problems taking Tamoxifen?

Sandra Dakin Profile
Asked by

anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer over 7 years
 
  • Thumb avatar default
    anonymous
    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!
    over 7 years Flag
    • Sandra Dakin Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thanks:)

      over 7 years Flag
    • Sandra Dakin Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      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 7 years Flag
    • Thumb avatar default
      anonymous
      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...

      more

      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 7 years Flag
    • Brookie Schroeder Profile
      anonymous
      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...

      more

      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 6 years Flag
    • Ellen  Bolin Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      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...

      more

      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.

      about 5 years Flag
    • Ellen  Bolin Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      That spell check you got to watch it that word was arimadex not marinade.

      about 5 years Flag
  • Patricia Weunschenker Profile
    anonymous
    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 7 years Flag
    • Thumb avatar default
      anonymous
      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 6 years Flag
  •  Alma  Rosa Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I have been trying to get pregnant for 2 years of been married. My husband and I have been seeing fertility specialist We have done our best but no luck,My husband has a sperm count which goes up and down,My friend recommended a pregnancy product to me of Iya Hindi root and herbs; I applied all the methods and technique step by step as mention in the Herbs. Within 2 weeks i am pregnant naturally without any medicine,If you looking for natural pregnancy without medicine you can use this: hindinative@yahoo.com .or WhatsApp.+19145295224 . If you're pregnant, trying to Conceive or would love some advice in general about pregnancy, labour, birth and aftercare, please click on the link,http://iyahindirootandherbs.website or WhatsApp.+19145295224 .all prayer must be answered with the help of iya Hindi.
    25 days Comment Flag

Educational Video

Personal Story

Related Topics

Looking for another topic?
Use the search box in the top right.

Footer 3

Breast cancer affects one out of every eight women in their lifetime.

spread the word