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Long Cycles On Tamoxifen

Long Cycles On Tamoxifen

I’ve been on tamoxifen for about 1.5 years now. My periods have been pretty regular up until a few months ago I noticed the cycles getting further apart. They range between 30-40 days. Recently I got my period and it seemed to be slowing down by day 5 . I even had a couple days where I had nothing. So I thought it was gone. My husband and I had sex and there was blood everywhere. I’m currently on day 12 and having light bleeding. It’s brown but it’s not going away. I’m also dealing with… read more

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I took tamoxifen & I didn't have any periods at all unless I stopped missed several days of taking it.
Once I fully got off tamoxifen, still didn't… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Tamoxifen Side Effects Type And Occurrence

Tamoxifen Side Effects Type And Occurrence

I have been told it can take a while, e.g 3 months or so, for tamoxifen side effects to occur. But one thing I have noticed right away is a "brain fog", not big but it is a "heavy feeling" and it drains some of my energy. I did experience a lifting of this sensation during acupuncture, but it was right back as soon as the needles were taken out of the ears again.
There has been some research about cognitive function on tamoxifen and aromatose inhibitors. Brain cell… read more

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I thought my brain fog was a side effect of chemo! Now, it’ll take 5 ys of brain fog, to lift! By then, I’ll have old age memory loss. Oh well, such is… read more

posted about 2 years ago

Tamoxifen

Tamoxifen

Has anyone ever had elevated liver enzymes while being on tamoxifen?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

Mine are up a little but nothing horrible. It has been 6+ years

posted over 3 years ago

I Have Been Taking Tamoxifen For 14 Months. I Just Developed A Runny Nose. Wierd And I Have To Blow My Nose Throughout The Day .

I Have Been Taking Tamoxifen For 14 Months. I Just Developed A Runny Nose. Wierd And I Have To Blow My Nose Throughout The Day .

I am 64 and will be on Tamaxifen for 2 yrs and then changed to some other aromatase inhibitor. My oncologist feels Tamoxifen is for bone preservation and feels efficacy is same as being on aromatase inhibitor for 5 yrs. anyone else on this same plan??

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I've been on Femara and had an off and on drippy nose with no other sinus symptoms. Was told it was a side effect.

posted over 4 years ago

Has Anyone Else Had Wierd Dreams Since Starting Tomofifen?

Has Anyone Else Had Wierd Dreams Since Starting Tomofifen?

I just started taking tomoxifen this week but have had very lucid dreams. They are so real that I almost think they happened. Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this as well.

A MyBCTeam Member said:

Thank you for the tip on leg cramps! I have not had those at this point. I have been feeling irritable and that is not good. I have read it is a side… read more

posted over 5 years ago

Has Anyone Ever Had A Reaction To Mepilex Lite Used For Radiation Dermatitis?

Has Anyone Ever Had A Reaction To Mepilex Lite Used For Radiation Dermatitis?

The rash seems much worse in a perfect square where the Mepilex Lite was placed. My skin feels like it's on fire!

A MyBCTeam Member said:

Do you have Radioguard cream? It has lidocaine in it. It was very helpful! I received a free sample from one of the nurses. Ask or shop online. A friend… read more

posted over 4 years ago

Feeling A Little Down... Started Tamoxifen This Week.

Feeling A Little Down... Started Tamoxifen This Week.

Has anyone else been put on Tamoxifen with low receptors? My Oncologist assures me I will benefit. I just wish I had more receptors..

A MyBCTeam Member said:

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posted about 4 years ago

Has Anyone Had A Strange Sensation In The Breast Where You Had The Lumpectomy And Radiation?

Has Anyone Had A Strange Sensation In The Breast Where You Had The Lumpectomy And Radiation?

Its hard to explain. I only feel it when Ive got my arms crossed in front of me. It feels like a rubbing sensation. Just wondering if anyone else has felt this?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

Yes, I have a sensation once in a while. I suspect that it is just nerve endings as the doctor said, but it does get my attention.

posted about 1 year ago

Headaches From Tamoxifen? Bone Scan?

Headaches From Tamoxifen? Bone Scan?

Hi Ladies-I had my bone scan and everything was clear. But ever since then I have had a headache above my left eye. It has been almost a month..I did get new glasses, but onco suggested more imaging. Is anyone suffering from headaches? I did not do chemo, and I am only on tamixifen. Thanks!

A MyBCTeam Member said:

thanks-could be from my new prescription.

posted about 2 years ago

Over Scanning

Over Scanning

Hi ladies. Im feeling blessed bc i was diagnosed with stage 1 had a mast and take tamoxifen. But it hasnt even been a year yet and my onc ordered a bone scan for hip pain. Turned out it was because i was sitting so much. Then she ordered a brain scan..was getting headaches. And my hands were tingljng. Turned out it was my glasses. I like ny onco but i cant keep getting scans. Shoukd i change my onc? Anyine else gey all these scans? I had an oncotype of 4. Thanks

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I agree with my physicians that scans are not needed unless there are other signs/symptoms present to indicate a need. "Peace of Mind" is not a clinical… read more

posted almost 2 years ago