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  1. Tamoxifen?
    ... my mother is on tamoxifen for her breast cancer she has been on it for about...

  2. HAVE ANYONE HEARD OF RETRIPERITONEAL FIBROSIS?
    ... Prednisone. A study came out of 70 men who were put in Tamoxifen (what they give women for breast cancer) and I am ... at times. I am not taking Cellcept any more but the Tamoxifen instead. I am 80 years old and was diagnosed with ... but cat scans show the fibrosis is in remission with Tamoxifen . I hope your mother can talk to your doctor about...

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  1. Duragesic Question
    ... she was on many other medicines for her heart and tamoxifen for breast cancer from her 80's.... So, I am TRULY...

Rare Disorders board

  1. Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
    ... am under the care of a Rhumatologist who prescribed Tamoxifen twice daily and prednisone (starting with 64 mg. I...

Share Your Infertility Story board

  1. Our journey so far -IVF
    ... baby for 7 years. Through numerous drugs - clomid, tamoxifen and all the rest, it was still unsuccessful. 2...

Back Problems board

  1. Radicular Pain & Topamax?
    ... is a women but was pretty put out with me. I am on Tamoxifen and she had planned to do a uterine biopsy in her...

Osteoporosis board

  1. reclast???
    ... one of the aromatase inhibitors after five years of tamoxifen , so I had my first DXA and that's when it was discovered...

  2. Started Boniva last week...
    ... effective breast cancer preventative with fewer risks than Tamoxifen or Evista, but is known to cause bone loss. I got...

  3. forgot to ask the other day..
    ... survivors out there that are taking this drug. I am taking tamoxifen every day and my doctor has said it was ok to take...
    ... 1999) and osteoporosis. I had the five-year course of tamoxifen , and after that they wanted me to take aromatase inhibitors...
    ... why he said that, because Evista is a SERM just like tamoxifen . If tamox was okay for you, why isn't Evista? Have...

  4. Secondary Osteoporosis???
    ... years. After having breast cancer in 1999, I took Tamoxifen for the required five years. Then, although I was...

  5. HRT cancer news
    ... knew I was off The Pill for good. I started taking tamoxifen (the anti-estrogen) after my lumpectomy and after...
    ... estrogen ANTI-receptor, such as the same function as tamoxifen when used for breast cancer patients. He said you...
    ... supplements? I also did a lot of research on both Tamoxifen and Evista before taking them. As you say, there are...

  6. Aromatase Inhibitors and osteoporosis
    ... at the time and premenopausal, and they put me on tamoxifen . After the 5-year regimen, I was still premenopausal ... osteoporosis. Fortunately, because it's a SERM like tamoxifen , it also protects against recurrance of breast cancer...
    ... consider raloxifen. I guess it is not usually used after tamoxifen but I think it would be a reasonable choice. Did...
    ... The original treatment plan for me was five years on tamoxifen , then switch to an aromatase inhibitor, provided I ... Evista anyway since it was better than continuing with tamoxifen , and better than nothing. I too am waiting for...

  7. Has anyone heard of or taking urticalcin?
    ... so it was also approved for osteoporosis. I took tamoxifen for 5 years, and my Dr. said 5 years is the limit...
    ... Hi Aleta I was also on tamoxifen for 5 years, although was glad to get off it as I...
    ... Hi Aleta I was also on tamoxifen for 5 years, although was glad to get off it as I...
    ... Hi Aleta I was also on tamoxifen for 5 years, although was glad to get off it as I...
    ... Hi Aleta I was also on tamoxifen for 5 years, although was glad to get off it as I...
    ... heavy! Yes i did lose the weight after coming off tamoxifen but i do yoyo up and down now. thanks for all your...

  8. Evista Lessens Risk of Endometrial & Breast Cancer
    ... cancer survivor taking Evista since October '04. I took tamoxifen (one of a class of drugs called Selective Estrogen...

  9. Bone, Joint Pain Side Effects of Osteoporosis Treatments
    ... After going off tamoxifen three years ago after breast cancer, (1993) doc put ... ok for hip, borderline for spine. I'll go back on tamoxifen , few side effects for me, if he wants, but that's...
    ... m sorry that I don't have any direct knowledge of tamoxifen and its use in treating osteopenia. I've been reading...

  10. Had my DXA scan the other day...
    ... My oncologist put me on Evista, after 5 years on tamoxifen for breast cancer. I've been in remission for almost...
    ... condition can cause another and I'm tired of it! I took tamoxifen for 5 years knowing I was at risk for uterine cancer...

  11. Aleta145 where are you
    ... excessive bleeding, which has more to do with stopping tamoxifen (which thickens endometrium) than starting raloxifene...

  12. I V Medication for Osteoporosis
    ... bones were protected. After my treatment I went on Tamoxifen , which is also supposed to protect the bones. So now...
    ... mastectomy 2 1/2 years ago and opted not to take the Tamoxifen . The Evista is Raloxifen or something, sister to ... Tamoxifen and they were looking into that to help prevent the...
    ... at all, but it's supposedly better than continuing tamoxifen . I'm due for my 2nd DEXA in May. I can't wait to see...
    ... I've had no ill effects from Evista (nor from tamoxifen before that). I haven't had hot flashes at all. In...

  13. FOSAMAX sideeffect...
    ... effects, but then I didn't have side-effects from Tamoxifen either and a lot of women have trouble with that....

Dizziness / Vertigo board

  1. Benign Positional Vertigo....or is it?
    ... I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and now I am on Tamoxifen for the next five years, which is putting me through...

Multiple Sclerosis board

  1. MS and Breast Cancer
    ... I have just been given Arimidex to replace the Tamoxifen I have been taking for over three years. I recently...
    ... the other way around. I know I was better off with Tamoxifen taking in the evening. thanks for your reply. Pamela...

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) board

  1. Anyone have Profuse Facial Sweating?
    ... to being cancer that they decided to treat it with tamoxifen which is anti-estrogen drug to keep estrogen from...

Cancer board

  1. to anyone with cancer with lymph node involvement
    ... refused chemo and continued follow-up treatment with Tamoxifen and Zoladex. Last wk, I found a lump in my armpit...

  2. to Kalie
    ... No problem! I just noticed that I spelled Tamoxifen incorrectly in my other post. It should be spelled ... Webmd.com is a good site to check out for info on both Tamoxifen and Zoladex. (To moderator: I think that url is ok...

  3. surgery over
    ... receptors? If so, you might want to consider taking Tamoxifen and Zoladex. Tamoxifen blocks the cells from absorbing...

  4. medications from abroad
    ... also mention that you can save about 80 percent on Tamoxifen at Canadian discount pharmacies. And, other cancer...

Cancer: Bone board

  1. tomoxifin and bone cancer
    ... I have never heard of Tamoxifen contributing to the risk of bone cancer, but I do...

Cancer: Breast board

  1. breast cancer ER+, HER2+, BRCA1+
    ... I am ER+, HER2+ and BRCA+. Can I get pregnant on tamoxifen , and carry the child healthily to term? Do I need ... have an oopherectomy/hysterectomy, or if I just take tamoxifen for the 5 recommended years?...
    ... I am ER+, HER2+ and BRCA+. Can I get pregnant on tamoxifen , and carry the child healthily to term? Do I need ... have an oopherectomy/hysterectomy, or if I just take tamoxifen for the 5 recommended years? Please answer soon!...

  2. Don't know what to do
    ... 2001 I had LCIS and had a lumpectomy and 5 years of Tamoxifen . I'm now on Femara. Had a lumpectomy on opposite...

  3. 6 months wait
    ... I did not have to have radiation or chemo, just Tamoxifen for 5 yr and now on Femara. If the calcifications...

  4. To take Tamoxifen...that's the question!
    ... always learn. I know lots of people have to take tamoxifen after a breast cancer operation to prevent cancer ... radiation therapy. My oncologist told me I could not take tamoxifen because I am estrogen receptor negative and therefore...
    ... breast cancer and after consulting my gyn went on Tamoxifen for 5 years. We both felt that the benefits of taking...

  5. Breast Cancer Survivor
    ... Thanks Shisslak, Yes, I have been on Tamoxifen for more than 2 years and I am aware of the side effects...

  6. Breast Cancer Survivor with Elevated Liver Enzymes
    ... her normal appointments every 6 months plus been on Tamoxifen . Any feedback would be greatly greatly appreciated...

  7. IMPORTANT for estrogen receptive breast cancer
    ... it as a child to the thymus gland. Could not take Tamoxifen because I have been on Raloxifine for severe osteoporosis ... which is a sister drug to Tamoxifen . My gynacologist wanted to give me estrogen cream...

  8. If you are on tamoxifen.....
    ... Hi Terry, My Mom was on Tamoxifen for several years after she was diagnosed with breast ... used arimidex and a couple of other drugs. I took Tamoxifen for 5 years due to the high risk of breast cancer...
    ... I talked to my surgeon about my having taken the Tamoxifen and she said that according to my family history without...
    ... I took tamoxifen for 5 years and had no side effects....
    ... fortunate ones. I spoke to several women before starting tamoxifen as well as my mom's group of oncologists and all said...

  9. periods while on arimidex
    ... had periods after she started it and was switched to tamoxifen ....

  10. New here just had a lumpectomy now facing chemo, radiation
    ... three weeks with Cytoxin, Adriamyicin and 5 FU, then tamoxifen for 5 years and nuelasta to build white cells. OR...

  11. Unexplained rash- scared- could it be Inflammatory Breast Cancer?
    ... had surgery for stage1BC estrogen posit, no nodes- tamoxifen 2 yrs- had Rads- no problem or rash w/ rads, but...

  12. Question about father's breast lump
    ... for male breast cancer is the same as for women - tamoxifen . The commonest side effect for men and women is hot ... flushes. Tamoxifen may also cause weight gain, difficulty sleeping, low ... mood and depression. In men, tamoxifen may also cause a loss of sex drive. Chemotherapy...

  13. Tamoxifen And Arimidex Conflict
    ... how ya doin?? I am on arimidex..switched over from tamoxifen (after two years and a half)..I had become surgically...

  14. Well Had My Surgery
    ... hormone positive. Did they give you much info on why tamoxifen and not arimidex, why no chemo, etc. I would like...

  15. IBS Like Effects from Arimidex??
    ... taken and all were clear. She was originally put on Tamoxifen for 4 months and then switched to Arimidex. She has ... another drug she could try other than Arimidex and Tamoxifen ? Are these stomach problems normal? I would also say...

  16. Fluid in breast after having lump removed
    ... lumpectomy and have had my chemo , radiotherapy, am om tamoxifen and herceptin and my breast still feels swollen and...

  17. Looking For Support
    ... sept 06. Had a lumpectomy then chemo, radiotherapy, tamoxifen that i am on for 5 years and i am also now on herceptin...

  18. Ductile Carcinoma
    ... progesterone neg..this means that hormone treatment like tamoxifen , and the aromatose inhibitors have less of a chance...
    ... allowing it to grow, they probably will put you on tamoxifen or one of the ai's, aromasin, arimidex or femara, ... for over a year after chemo, thats why I started on tamoxifen , and after 2yrs had the surgery and switched over...
    ... anyone had experience with that? They talked about tamoxifen or something like that maybe later. That final piece...
    ... the benefits out weighed the after effects.Iam on tamoxifen and have been fine apart from the hot flushes and...

  19. had my lumpectomy monday . . . .
    ... keep up the Herceptin IV for a total of year and then Tamoxifen oral for 5 years. I also feel this is all totally...

  20. Heaviness in breast after lumpectomy and treatment
    ... this.I have finished my chemo, radiotherapy and am on tamoxifen and herceptin. I saw my breast surgeon 3 weeks ago...

  21. Kd
    ... treatments. I was er+pr-her2-...so I have taken tamoxifen (pre-menopausal at the time of dx) and after hysterectomy...

  22. her2 positive/ breast cancer
    ... about the number of women this drug saves. Iam on tamoxifen for 5 years.Itoo had chemo and radiotherapy with only...

  23. her2 positive
    ... had just started to become infected .Chemo, radio, tamoxifen for 5 years now and on herceptin followed surgery...

  24. Femara and dizziness
    ... hello cjammom, Well they where not cramps ( tamoxifen gives them), they happened late at night like 3 or...
    ... well I finally broke down and started the Tamoxifen . I'm fine so far :) Hope all is well with everyone...
    ... just found your post..how are you making out on the tamoxifen ? Out of all the meds that I have been on, I seemed ... to have the least side effects on the tamoxifen . Hope its all working out for you!! hugs, cj....

  25. Roll Call
    ... sept 06 and have had lumpectomy chemo,radio, and now tamoxifen and herceptin. Feeling tired but really hopeful about...
    ... us what kind and stage of bc you had? I too was on tamoxifen for a year and a half, until I went into surgical...
    ... I had a mast. not radical, no chem, no rad., and I tamoxifen , and now arimidex. What stage was your cancer? Was ... estrogen receptive cancer are very treatable! I find the tamoxifen , arimidex, etc. does make you tired. I definitely...

  26. Scared to .....!
    ... friends..My sister in law, a 7yr bc survivor had been on tamoxifen , which can increase your risk for uterine cancer....

  27. Lymph Nodes
    ... days of radiation treatment and was supposed to take Tamoxifen ; however, she quit using the drug because of the side...

  28. Please help us understand
    ... chance it would help keep cancer from returning. Tamoxifen would help 10%. I opted for no chemo and yes to the ... Tamoxifen . I subsequently quit the drug after 2 1/2 months...
    ... was examined and no cancer was found. I started on tamoxifen , stopped that and started arimidex. Hopefully for...

  29. Armpit
    ... treatment? chemo or rads? I did just chemo, then took tamoxifen and am now on arimidex. I havent had any recurrances...
    ... treatment? chemo or rads? I did just chemo, then took tamoxifen and am now on arimidex. I havent had any recurrances...
    ... adriamycin, cytoxin and taxotere, 8 rounds. I was then on tamoxifen ( given to premenopausal women who are estrogen +...

  30. Arimidex
    ... Thank you for responding...I first tried tamoxifen and I was so depressed I couldn't get out of bed....
    ... yrs. I gained some before I was diag. with bc but tamoxifen really started to put the weigh on me. I don't find...

  31. DCIS recurrence>
    ... I had lumpectomy, radiation, and am still taking tamoxifen . I had a mammogram done yesterday, there was a suspicious...
    ... I had lumpectomy, radiation, and am still taking tamoxifen . I had a mammogram done yesterday, there was a suspicious...
    ... a pap smear in at least two years. I believe that tamoxifen increases the chance of cervical cancer, so I will...

  32. Extremely dense breast
    ... breast cancer. I had a lumpectomy, radiation and took Tamoxifen . Now in viewing my reports, I see it says on each...

  33. Mammo done on breasts with implants?
    ... Will you be taking some medications? I have been on tamoxifen and aromasin..and am now trying arimidex so far it...

  34. Tamoxifen
    ... Hi, I too took tamoxifen for 2 1/2 yrs have sinced gone through surgical menopause ... the dr. decide that. how much longer will you be on tamoxifen ? have you gone through menopause yet?...
    ... Not likely due to tamoxifen . Most intestinal side effects happen fairly soon...

  35. Calcifications found in mammogram
    ... clear margin and did not have radiation or chemo or Tamoxifen . I have been on Raloxifine for osteoporosis and they...

  36. I'm 47 and have endured Chemo, Partial Mast and Radiation
    ... emotional ups and downs, especially now that I am taking Tamoxifen and have been forced into menopause. [FONT="Microsoft...
    ... breast ca when she was about your age and was put on tamoxifen ....she is now 83...miracles do happen......blessings...
    ... econtruction and hysterectomy related to the side effect of tamoxifen . we have both been to hell and back. I don't think...

  37. possible cancer?
    ... three days followed by chemo and radiation and on tamoxifen . Go with your gut feeling and get positive results...

  38. Breast Cancer/Menopause
    ... Anyone out there taking Tamoxifen , or are going through menopause and cannot take any ... ago and went into immediate menopause - I've been on Tamoxifen for a year and have had no side affects. Has anyone...
    ... Anyone out there taking Tamoxifen , or are going through menopause and cannot take any ... ago and went into immediate menopause - I've been on Tamoxifen for a year and have had no side affects. Has anyone...
    ... i am experiencing the same problem as you i am on tamoxifen , and also had a hysterectomy a year ago and my got ... hysterectory was the result of the side effect of tamoxifen . someone please help...
    ... forced into menopause by chemotherapy and am now on Tamoxifen for the next few years. I take 150 mg of Effexor...
    ... Just a suggestion..but have you tried to take the tamoxifen at a different time of day? My onc. had told me to ... a dark room..sounds strange but its true! I took tamoxifen for 2 1/2 yrs and was then switched to aromasin, an...

  39. Side effects of Exemestane?
    ... site which seems to be very helpful. I have been on Tamoxifen for 3 years and have now been prescribed Exemestane...
    ... themselves. It may be a good sign that you didn't gain on tamoxifen , so aromasin might be a walk in the park. In addition...
    ... happening but I dread it if it does. However, on tamoxifen I seemed to be fine so hopefully I will get through...

  40. Arimidex - side effects?
    ... left breast with a dx of DCIS. I have been on Tamoxifen for 2 years now to prevent cancer in my right breast...

  41. Cyst that is cancer
    ... getting cancer. So meine Mutter is looking into taking Tamoxifen as a preventative....
    ... early - now they can be extra vigilent, and with the Tamoxifen , she'll be on top of things - Good news!!...

  42. Did anyone do just tamoxifen?
    ... my mother did just tamoxifen in her left breat she had a 9 year sucess rate on...
    ... Radiation And Because Of All The Above And Taking Tamoxifen I Lost My Period And After Three Years It Came Back...

  43. joint pain from arimidex
    ... one friend has decided to go off arimidex and take tamoxifen and she feels much better. I'm stage 3 and i feel ... take the best anti-cancer drug out there. of course tamoxifen has been around for 20 years and is very successful ... have done. i am going to talk to my oncoligist about tamoxifen , i know the percentages for blood clots, uterine cancer...
    ... i do think arimidex is proving to be better than tamoxifen . stage 3, huh. i'm sorry. mine was stage 2. i ... i guess. i will have to discuss switching back to tamoxifen also - but i know my oncologist strongly feels that...
    ... twice. i have stopped taking arimidex and am back on tamoxifen . the pain began to subside after about 3 days and ... pain i was having. i am happy to report that the tamoxifen side effects are not too bad. some memory loss and ... arimidex. i hope you get that figured out soon. tamoxifen also negates the estrogen but in a different way....
    ... lack of estrogen (which is blocked by arimidex and tamoxifen ) can cause dry eyes. it's all quite a game figuring...
    ... up with chemo and then radiation in 2002. Started Tamoxifen and for whatever reason, switched to Arimidex. I've...

  44. Scared, waiting for results
    ... radiation about a month after surgery and was put on tamoxifen , and that was it. My mammos have been good ever since...
    ... radiation about a month after surgery and was put on tamoxifen , and that was it. My mammos have been good ever since ... Aleta145....I just wanted to point out if you're on tamoxifen keep a check on your uterus/endometrium.Problems...
    ... Aleta145....I just wanted to point out if you're on tamoxifen keep a check on your uterus/endometrium.Problems could ... developed as a result of the tamox. I went off tamoxifen last year after being on it for 5 years, and was diagnosed...

  45. Chemo Always Better?
    ... few. She should expect to be told to stay on the Tamoxifen for 5 years from the time of her surgery. Make...

  46. Progression/Breast Cancer ???
    ... same area- it would damage the lung. I did not take Tamoxifen but a year after the surgery I found out my bones...

  47. Metoplastic Carsonoma cancer, i really need help!!!
    ... estrogen-receptor positive; and all patients received tamoxifen . Eleven patients received adjuvant chemotherapy, and...

  48. DCIS questions
    ... tell me how much this will be. He wants to put me on Tamoxifen and I know it has bad side effects. It just sucks ... and had a heart attack almost 9 years ago and I know Tamoxifen causes blood clots. Any advise is appreciated from...
    ... did not have radiation and my doctor advised against tamoxifen . He said the side effects outweigh the benefits. ... thoughts out there on the benefits/ side effects of tamoxifen ?...
    ... Would you take tamoxifen as a preventative measure for the existing breast...
    ... I have completed 5 years on tamoxifen after bc, and did not have any side effects. Tamoxifen ... the estrogen from the breast cell receptors. Unlike tamoxifen , Femara ( the new drug recommended for the next 5...
    ... I will check on how big my margins were. Re the tamoxifen , my family doctor advised that she would go on it ... the other breast I'd always regret not taking the tamoxifen . If you had cancer in one breast, the chances of...


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