• Tamoxifen

    Asked by KimG on Monday, December 10, 2012


    I was wondering if anyone else has very painful intercourse being treated with tamoxifen for 5 years after surgery, chemo and radiation

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    • lynn1950's Avatar

      I don't take tamoxifen; I take arimidex. I also suffer from vaginal dryness during intercourse. There are great lotions available to help with this problem. I use a silicone based lubricant called Pink.

      almost 4 years ago
    • RMR's Avatar

      I have been on Tamoxifen about a year and am lucky not to have had too many side effects. I would talk about your painful intercourse with your doctors for two reasons: 1) maybe they have suggestions - like using lubricant. 2) just to make sure nothing is going on.
      Good luck - here's to good sex and survivorship!

      almost 4 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar

      I"m the shara desert....and what is intercourse!!!!! My gyn Rx e-string (and my onc was okay with it)....also lubricants......but its not what it was before BC and Tx!!!

      almost 4 years ago
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar

      You betcha! Do what I did--put on a wig least like your own hair, some sunglasses and go to Castle or Lover's Package incognito and buy the biggest bottle of "Slippery Stuff"(its real name!) they have. If a sales associate wants to discuss lubricants, YIKES. That's too embarrassing--especially if there's anyone else in the store. So go in confident and boldly INSIST on "Slippery Stuff". That will take care of it. (Buy the biggest bottle or maybe six? so you never have to do this again, LOL.) (PS- Thankfully, I didn't see anyone I knew there!)

      almost 4 years ago
    • Nomadicme's Avatar

      Lol slippery stuff, who said having cancer can't be funny? And yes vaginal dryness is a side effect, I'll take over night sweats anytime!

      almost 4 years ago

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