Tamoxifen

Jo71
Occasional Contributor

Tamoxifen

hello my name is Jo im 49 i have been on Tamoxifen  for six months and have started to have very bad side effects  i feel dizzy my anxiety  has worsened i have depression i already  had anxiety  before starting  these tablets so that is heightened is this normal please can someone give me some answer's. 

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MyheroCoolSpy
Frequent Contributor

Re: Tamoxifen

I'm so sorry to hear that though I do not have answers for your questions. I pray for your health!
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Katekat
Cancer Council Team

Re: Tamoxifen

Hi @Jo71 and welcome to the community ❤️

 

Sorry to hear about the side effects you are experiencing. Have you been in touch with your breast care nurse or treatment team at all?

 

-Kate

Cancer Council Online Community Manager

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Jo71
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Re: Tamoxifen

I have now taken myself of tamoxifen and am starting to feel normal again its only been 6 days only lasted 7 months now what to do
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OzStu
Contributor

Re: Tamoxifen

Was the Tamoxifen being used to treat currently detectable breast cancer or as a precautinary measure to prevent recurrence?

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Jo71
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Re: Tamoxifen

Hello it was to stop recurrence because my breast cancer was aggressive 

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OzStu
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Re: Tamoxifen

Ok,  well I suppose it's up to you after assessing the risk.  I assume you have exhausted other possibilities for alleviating the side affects.   But have you thought about the side affect of possible loss of peace of mind.  After you're not taking it, will you worry all the time about the cancer coming back?  That may end up making your feel worse.

 

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OzStu
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Re: Tamoxifen

Just been reading about this Jo.  Apparently the side affects are pretty much like going through an abrupt menopause.  Apparently the side affects will lesson as time goes on.  Your body slowly adjusts to the absence of the hormones apparently.

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