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    Oh No (Blood clots and infection): 11/11/16 - I went to the ER with pain and a rash in my left arm (which has lymphedema) they began treating me for an infection. They also discovered bilateral blood clots in my veins by my collarbones a.k.a. thrombosis of both subclavian veins. I had no symptoms of having a blood clot, so I feel very lucky that these were found. After much testing for possible causes they have determined that it was caused by the Tamoxifen I was taking. I immediately stopped taking it and will be moving to a different drug.

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    Hi gpgirl70, I saw on another post that you suffered joint pain and just wanted to pass this along since it helped me. My dr started me on a low dose of cymbalta to combat the joint pain and hot flashes I had suffered from for 2 years (maybe caused by tamoxifen), and I'm happy to report a 100% improvement with hot flashes and an 80% improvement in joint pain. Just something to consider.

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      Thank you peachpoppy for the information. I am going to mention that at my next appointment. It would be so nice to be without hot flashes and joint pain that's for sure.

      2 months ago
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