• Is Anyone taking Tamoxifen and having less Hot Flashes than Previously?

    Asked by AlizaMLS on Friday, March 8, 2013

    Is Anyone taking Tamoxifen and having less Hot Flashes than Previously?

    I started taking Tamoxifen last week (been in it about a week now) and I'm having less hot flashes than I'd had. Is this very unusual? Has any other woman taking this had this happen (I'm on 20mg./day)

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    • virginisland11's Avatar

      Hi i hsve been taking tamoxifen for 1yr n i do get hot flahes.. i never experience that until taking this drug..

      over 5 years ago
    • DianaL's Avatar

      Hi, I just started Tamoxifen last week and I do still have hot flashes but not as many as I had on Arimidex. Plus no joint pain right now--just hoping it stays that way!

      over 5 years ago
    • CAH's Avatar

      I started Tam (20 mg) about a week ago as well. I've had a few "warm surges" but nothing I can really call a hot flash. This only happened the first couple of days and have not experienced it anymore.

      over 5 years ago
    • debco148's Avatar

      Yes, I was having horrible ones from the chemo and steroids, etc. Taking Tamox since Nov and had a very few very short lived minor ones. Love it! In fact, I almost feel like it was something I needed to keep my hormone flucuations in check. I used to get horrible flucuations, mood swings, etc. Now very level good energy and sleep really well! Go figure...

      over 5 years ago
    • Myungclas' Avatar

      I've been on tamoxifen for 2 years and the hot flashes have gradually decreased in frequency. I almost never have one during the day and only occasionally while sleeping. The chemo induced menopause didn't last for me, so maybe that's part of it?

      over 5 years ago
    • Daytonagal's Avatar

      Maybe you are getting used to them and they don't seem so intense? I have been on Tamoxofin for about 18 months now and I am used to my "mini tropical vacations"

      over 5 years ago

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