• 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

    7 Answers from the Community

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    • MoveIt2012's Avatar
      MoveIt2012

      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.

      3 months ago
    • charnell's Avatar
      charnell

      I was suicidal on the Tamoxifen

      3 months ago
    • MoveIt2012's Avatar
      MoveIt2012

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

      3 months ago
    • Horselady46's Avatar
      Horselady46

      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.

      3 months ago
    • Tomatogirl's Avatar
      Tomatogirl

      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?

      3 months ago
    • Jparker68's Avatar
      Jparker68

      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.

      3 months ago
    • Madolyn's Avatar
      Madolyn

      I was on Tamoxifin after my Breast Cancer Surgery and Chemo, for about 6 years all was well.
      Then I had some side effects, fast pulse, liver numbers up, and then I was changed over to
      Arimidex. No problems. If cost is a factor, Astra Senica has a program to pick up some cost, I took advantage of that.

      3 months ago

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