• Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Asked by Fran106 on Monday, November 16, 2020

    Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Has anyone gotten RA? I know Tamoxifen may have caused my arthritis. Still on it for 2.5 years of 10. What did they suggest?

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    • Fran106's Avatar

      Reply to Omaalyce: couldnt figure out how to answer you directly. My dr does not want me to stop tamoxifen, we sound like we both had the same reactions. I cannot stop as i had breast cancer 2 times.The taxetare and other meds gave me neuropathy and hair loss. Have lots of side effects bone and tooth loss. I too feel much older and look it, for my age. I agree, having trouble going from Dr to Dr w ailments.

      13 days ago
    • Cgracie007's Avatar

      Fran did they ever check to see if you even can metabolize the drug? You need CY2D6 to metabolize it and when you don’t or don’t have enough is when you end up with all the nasty side effects. So you may be taking it and it’s not even doing anything positive. Take a look at the link I posted. All doctors are going to want you to take it. But the sad truth is it’s not nearly as effective as they claim. There are homeopathic ways to remove the hormones with out taking a daily dose of chemo.

      13 days ago
    • Bengal's Avatar

      I refused to take tamoxifen when I learned the potential side effects. No thank you. My oncologist didn't fight me on it. I had been on Anostrozole for a year and quit because of the detrimental effects it was having on me. Tried exemestane for ONE day and quit because I had an allergic reaction to it. Lestrozole was about three weeks before I said, I just don't want to live this way. I have Osteo-arthritis and it has gotten much worse since treatment. They "cure" our cancer but the never ending list of other health issues we are left to deal with is exhausting. "New Normal" indeed!

      9 days ago

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