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    Hi Tinkerbell -- I just joined this forum. Was also diagnosed about a yr ago and now through all the surgery and chemo getting ready to start Tamoxifen. Sounds like it did not agree with you at all and so sorry to hear that....

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      Thank you, It has been a long year, but I made though it and now I am ready to get made even again, good luck with Tamoxifen, I really hope it works for you.

      over 4 years ago
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    Side Effects (Hot flashes): I've developed very bad hot flashes. I was having over 20/day, so we decided to try some drug therapy to help reduce them before starting Tamoxifen. I already take meds for depression and high blood pressure, so my PCP decided we should try Neurontin. It seems to be helping slightly (hot flashes are now about 15/day) and we've increaseed the dose twice. It seems like a silly side effect to complain about, but I'm concerned that since Tamoxifen can increase hot flashes I couldn't tolerate them being much worse!!

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      anncavanaugh

      Hi Laurarose,

      I was on Letrozole ( aromatase inhibitor ) until my recent illness and is now on hold til we work out treatment for my Congestive Heart Failure due to side effects from the Adriamycin chemotherapy. I did not have hot flashes with menopause just some insomnia, but the Letrozole had me flashing day and night. I did try some OTC vitamins to try and help with the flashes, but no results.. I hope you feel better. I see the Oncologist in a few weeks and really so want to get back on the Letrozole...

      over 3 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): After finishing the AC I decided to try the Taxol. I had weekly influsions for 12 weeks. I kept thinking that if the side effects (peripheral neuropathy) were too much I would quit, but I actually tolerated it very well

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): I had 4 treatments of AC every 3 weeks. They left me feeling weak and tired, but the medications for preventing nausea worked very well