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I am currently taking Tamoxifen, but am now being switched to Arimidex as my oncologist stated that I am post menopausal :( Darn chemo!! Don't get me wrong, I'm glad not to have a period, but wasn't expecting menopause at 41 :(

Lisa M Profile
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anonymous

Survivor since 2011 over 7 years
 
  • Anne Marie jacintho Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2003
    I hear you I too was switched from tamoxafen to arimidex because I'm menopausal now an excelerated rode to menopause. But hey got to be thankful we're alive hot flashes do suck though. Take care and know you are not alone
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  • Anne Marie jacintho Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2003
    Hi Alison
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  • Anne Marie jacintho Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2003
    Hi Alison. Through blood testing of your hormone levels it'll show if you are menopausal. It is not uncommon to not have periods during chemo or while on estrogen blockers so the only sure way of knowing if you are menopausal is by blood testing.
    over 7 years Flag
    • Alison Smith Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      Ok thanks! I will ask oncologist next time I follow up. I am 40 so right there with y'all :)

      over 7 years Flag
  • Bonnie Irwin Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Lisa, I will find out if I am in the same boat. I just had my last chemo yesterday and start radiation in August. My periods have stopped too. I'm also 41. The dr told me yesterday they would check hormones when done with radiation.
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  • Alison Smith Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    I haven't had my period since chemo. How do you know you are in menopause? Is there a test they can do? I am doing radiation now & will start tamoxifen when finished.
    over 7 years Comment Flag

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