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Topic: Tamoxifen and period like cramping

Forum: Hormonal Therapy - Before, During and After — Risks and benefits, side effects, and costs of anti-estrogen medications.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2011 09:10PM

gutsy wrote:

I have been on tamoxifen since February 2011, very little side-effects, so I thought. For the last couple of days I have had these cramps in pelvic area and also in my back. I have not had a period since I started chemo in October 2010. Anyone else with similar symptoms. It scares me when symptoms start out of the blue.

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Jun 7, 2011 03:25AM LtotheK wrote:

I get this to some degree, and I've heard it's common:  feeling like you are PMSing, but without the period.

I sure hope in the next five years they come up with a better plan for all of us.  I also suffer from low-grade, chronic back and groin pain compliments of Tamox.

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Jun 7, 2011 11:50AM Luan wrote:

Gutsy, you're not alone....PMS like symptoms all over again....have not had a period since chemo either, that was one year ago, so "officially" in menopause.  It feels like my ovaries are screaming Yell

Don't knock at death's door. Ring the bell and run. He hates that.

Dx 10/2009, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIa, Grade 1, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jun 7, 2011 03:47PM gutsy wrote:

thank you everyone, I hope other people will share their experiences. I have done a google search on Tamoxifen and back pain and came up empty-handed, that got me even more scared. It is more a dull pain and gets relieved when I change positions etc.

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Jun 7, 2011 03:59PM sanbar8771 wrote:

I have been on Tamox for 6 months and I am having PMS like cramps as well. I am also having an occasional pain in my groin area. I asked my Dr about it and she said that this is normal on Tamox. I am not sure about back pain though. Thanks for the info ladies.

Dx 5/7/2010, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIb, Grade 3, 2/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jun 19, 2011 10:26PM slinky wrote:

I have been on Tamox and Lupron shots for 4 months. I still get cramps and PMS symptoms.

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Aug 16, 2011 12:15PM MaryQ80 wrote:

I have only been on tamoxifen for 15 days and have been having severe cramping and nausea.

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Aug 17, 2011 06:05AM Houndmommy wrote:

I've been on Tamoxifen for almost a year and when I get my period I have awful cramping.  In all my years of having a period, I never had cramps, until now, with Tamoxifen.

Unimx 5/17/10 - IDC, ILC, DCIS, LCIS found. Oncotype DX 14. All tumors are ER/PR+ and HER2-.

Dx 4/26/2010, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-