Does anyone know anybody who hasn't completed the 5 years of tamoxifen? I would like to know why they ceased treatment? I am ceasing treatment for a few months only just to see how i feel without them and see the difference. I have been on them for 2.5 years now. It would be good to hear your stories and hopes too. Thanks Missy Moo
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Hey Missy Moo, I was on Tamoxifen for 4 years. I was lucky in that I tolerated it relatively well, although my experience was not without side effects. I had to have quite extensive surgery to my leg and was advised to stop taking it at that time because of the increased chance of blood clots. My oncologist was happy that I'd taken it for the 4 years as I was taking a 'try and see' approach. I haven't had a recurrence of breast cancer. Hope this helps claudie
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Thanks Claudie, you don't mind me asking what stage/grade/type of breast cancer you had. How old were you when you were first diagnosed? I have currently decided to get off it for a few months to see how i feel off them comapared to being on them. I just want to see and feel the difference if that makes sense. I already spoke to my GP about it and he was alright about it and i have left a message for my oncologist too with my decision. If i do decide to get back on them, will the drug work straight away? How long does it take for the tamoxifen to get out of your system? I was planning also to have another child too that is another reason why i have ceased treatment, i am nearly 35 and i feel my bilogical clock is ticking away too. I was on tamoxifen for 2yrs and 6mths, zoladex for 2yrs every mth i recieved a injection in my tummy( which i finished treatment in sept this yr) I had also 4 cycles of chemo/6wks of radio too. Anyway thanks for your response much appreciated Missy Moo
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Hi again Missy Moo, I replied to you by private message claudie
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