A year ago on Thursday I had diep flap mastectomy and reconstruction followed by six months of chemo. I was lucky( if you can call it lucky) it hadn't moved to my lymph nodes and because my onco type score was low they said I didn't need radiotherapy.. here I am now after 4 months on Tamoxifen and I seem to be coping well with it. I have gone through the phase of feeling a bit out at sea because the cancer care system is so great they make you feel like you're really being looked after but then all of a sudden you're on your own. I know I'm not on my own don't get me wrong I have great Support both from family and friends and from the medical people that looked after me.. but at the end of the day it is me against cancer in this fight and I'm hoping I'm winning..
My question is for anyone else that is on Tamoxifen. Somebody told me at the beginning that it can make you feel quite tired so it's a good idea to take it at night. This suits me because I am so crap at taking any kind of tablets regularly that it's easy for me to take it if it's by my bed every night. But I'm just wondering if it's the cause of my suddenly very erratic sleep pattern. I'm on the go all day and I go to the gym and don't eat after 8 p.m. but still I'm finding it very difficult to settle at night and yes I get night sweats but they're not too bad and kicking off a blanket for a few minutes usually does the trick. But quite often I'm tossing and turning till 2 or 3a.m. and I pay for it the next day when I have to get up and go to work. Very frustrating. I'm starting to dread going up to bed.
I haven't made the decision to change taking the tablets to the mornings yet but if anybody had any experiences or suggestions they wanted to share I'd be very grateful thank you xx