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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of tamoxifen oral.

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Condition: Breast Cancer
2/3/2016 12:59:50 PM

Reviewer: kathi, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

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Diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer with sentinel node involvement (2 of the 8 nodes taken were positive). After radiation I was prescribed Tamoxifen. Was on the drug for about 8 weeks which were the worst in my life. Side effects included constant fatigue, joint pains, back pain, hip pain, to the point that it was hard to get out of bed, bi-polar moods, depression, crying all of the time, let ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer
11/29/2015 12:58:14 PM

Reviewer: BJ, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

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Had DCIS - grade 0, lumpectomy and 1 week of brachytherapy. Suggested to take Tamoxifen for preventive reasons and strong family history of breast ca. Started with joint pain, chills, developed minor cataract after 1 year on medication (now advanced enough during second year to have extraction). Late in second year had DVT and taken off drug. The risk of the adverse affects were greater than init ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer
10/26/2015 12:17:38 PM

Reviewer: happy with drug26k, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years

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Current Rating: 5

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Current Rating: 5

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Current Rating: 5

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I took Tamoxifen for 5 years, 5years ago and I had a good experience with this medication. I have degenerative osteo-arthritis. During the time I took the medication I did not experience any side effects at all and my arthritis even seemed better. I am 70 years old and had mammograms yearly with no cancer.

Condition: Breast Cancer
9/19/2015 4:49:54 AM

Reviewer: Chrissie, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

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Current Rating: 2

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Current Rating: 5

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Current Rating: 1

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I was told i had a 3cm tumour in my right breast near the lymph nodes. After a lumpectomy it turned out to be grade 3 cancer which is fast growing and invasive. It had not spread and my centinel node was negative. I had 3 weeks of radiotherapy and have been in pain ever since. Had such a big seroma i was crying with the pain. Went back to see my surgeon and had another scan.I had more seromas by ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer
7/31/2015 8:12:13 PM

Reviewer: rls, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

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Current Rating: 3

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Current Rating: 2

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I have been taking tamoxifen and effexor for a little over a year, after lumpectomy, radiation and no chemo. I feel tired and lethargic all the time. No sex drive, brain fog,muscle aches, and severe constipation are the worst things because these were never a problem before tamox. The first 6 months my hair was falling out in chunks,but my onco said it wasn't the tam. The next time I got my p ... Show Full Comment

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