Hi I've been on Tamoxifen for 5 years and I see a lot of people change medication or stop then. I'm wondering whether to ask my GP as no one has mentioned it to me.
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There was a post about Tamaxofen and being pre or post menopausal recently, I replied as I've been on Tamaxofen since December 2913, no period since September 2013, no hot flushes/night sweats etc so I have no idea if I'm pre or post menopausal, the advice was for me to seek out a blood test, and I'm seeing my GP in a couple of weeks to discuss this, not sure if this helps you or not, but good luck anyway x
Thanks I probably need to see my GP too to arrange a blood test as my last one was nearly a year ago and I was still pre menopausal. I've suffered badly with the flushes and sweats since I started taking Tamoxifen and it's awful so I'm pleased for you that you haven't suffered with these side effects which are similar to symptoms of menopause. I also have joint pains that I didn't have before. Thanks for taking the time out to respond, I appreciate it and I wish you good luck too xx
I asked my GP if I could stop them she told me it is my Oncologist who I needed to ask as she can't take me of them when I mentioned to my breast care nurse she said I have been on Tamoxifen for 3 years my appointment with oncologist in 2 years they going to discuss with me taking it for another 5 years so 10 years I've been told I must admit I hate taking them I'm having really painful arms hot flushes have calmed down but my body gets really hot also I can't sleep at night that's the hard part I struggle with lack of sleep but I suppose I should be grateful I'm still here
Tamoxifen is given to ladies who are pre menopausal. Once their "natural" menopause has passed then your Consultant or GP could change it to a post menopausal medication such as Anastrozole should you still need it or choose to take it as a precaution? As with all cancer beating drugs there are side effects. Please discuss this with your GP.
Good luck and I hope it works out for you. Big (((hugs))) 💓
Thanks I was pre menopausal when I had last test but the sweats are worse than before. I'm 51 now and been taking it for nearly five years. I hate going for the blood tests as they struggle to get my blood as the chemo has damaged my veins badly. Last time they took it from my foot! Still it needs to done xx