• Tamoxifen side effects and how to deal with them

    Asked by Jparker68 on Monday, September 25, 2017

    Tamoxifen side effects and how to deal with them

    6 Answers from the Community

    6 answers
    • MoveIt2012's Avatar

      Not really sure what your specific question is. I was on tamoxifen from oct 2015 until a week ago. During that time hot flashes were my worst side effect. The moods got better after some time and the hot flashes had begun to ease up. In hindsight that may have been a clue that estrogen wasn't suppressed enough. I am now stage 4 taking femara and zoladex.

      10 months ago
    • charnell's Avatar

      I was suicidal on the Tamoxifen

      10 months ago
    • MoveIt2012's Avatar

      That's horrible charnell. I was fortunate not to have that SE.

      10 months ago
    • Horselady46's Avatar

      I have hot flashes all the time. Joint pain, leg cramps so bad I have to get up at night and try and walk them out. Muscles that don't work even with working out.

      10 months ago
    • Tomatogirl's Avatar

      I'm currently on Tamoxifen. I get hot flashes, but those hot flashes are currently diminished since I'm taking Effexor. Night sweats were common until I took the Effexor. You could also put some Peppermint Essential Oil and some water in a spray bottle, shake it and spray on your wrists and back of your neck to cool you down!

      Are you experiencing any other side effects?

      10 months ago
    • Jparker68's Avatar

      I have not started it, I was going to this morning... but I heard that evenings are a better time to start. Deep inside I am just putting it off but I know I have to start.

      10 months ago

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