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Posted on: Apr 5, 2019 06:00AM

Allenan wrote:

Hi All... I have been on Tamoxifen for 6.5 years now. I would have a light perod maybe once or twice each year and then NOTHING the last 1.5 years. Thought I was done. I am 54.

Woke up yesterday to a Full Blown heavy period. I am nervous. Anyone with similar experience. Why did I suddenly have this after not having one for almost 2 years. ?

Lumpectomy 5/20, Re-excision 6/6 and re-re-excsion 6/24. Chemo 7/17 TC x 4. Faith matures into Trust and I fully exercise my Faith as I go through this journey so I can trust God totally. Dx 4/18/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/9 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Apr 5, 2019 07:09AM Rah2464 wrote:

Allenan, I haven't been on the T as long as you, only 9 months. 4 months in I had what i termed the "biblical period" - literally 40 days. That set off an endometrial biopsy and pelvic ultrasound. Seems like my perimenopausal body had decided to clean house. Hopefully that is a similar case for you, but I would definitely check with your Gyn. It could just simply be your body going through a hormonal cycle even at age 54. There is a reason you aren't considered menopausal until you have gone an entire year without a period. The tamoxifen makes it doubly hard to figure out where you are.

I still struggle with some intermittent spotting. My Gyn tells me not an issue since I am not post menopausal yet. She will want to check me if I have a heavier bleed. Then it will be biopsy, ultrasound. Fun stuff isn't it?

Dx 5/23/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/26/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 7/26/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Apr 5, 2019 01:38PM Allenan wrote:

Thanks for responding. Spoke to GYN. She wants to do biopsy. Yikes. I had one in 2015 after a heavy period. She said my endo lining was greater than 5mm at the time. it was 7mm. I would get Transvag every year but did not last year. Was sure i did but she said last TV US was in 2017 and lining was 9mm. I think my body is cleani g house. This feels like my last hurrah for a period. Trying not to read too much into it. Ive been exercising , losing weight and eating healthier. Two day b4 it came i mistaken had 3x the vitamins i should have had. Dont know if my body is just responding to all the changes i made since January.

Lumpectomy 5/20, Re-excision 6/6 and re-re-excsion 6/24. Chemo 7/17 TC x 4. Faith matures into Trust and I fully exercise my Faith as I go through this journey so I can trust God totally. Dx 4/18/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/9 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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May 1, 2019 12:17PM Allenan wrote:

Got my resuls. Its NEGATIVE. Thank God!!

Lumpectomy 5/20, Re-excision 6/6 and re-re-excsion 6/24. Chemo 7/17 TC x 4. Faith matures into Trust and I fully exercise my Faith as I go through this journey so I can trust God totally. Dx 4/18/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/9 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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May 2, 2019 06:09AM Rah2464 wrote:

That is great news Allenan!

Dx 5/23/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/26/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 7/26/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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May 2, 2019 07:01AM Palesa2018 wrote:

Great news indeed!

Dx 6/7/2018, DCIS/IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/11/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 7/8/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 8/8/2018 Hormonal Therapy 9/11/2018 Zoladex (goserelin) Radiation Therapy 9/15/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 11/3/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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May 2, 2019 11:27AM Tresjoli2 wrote:

I had that happen to me in March after four years of no period. Mine was also negative. It's just something that happens on tamoxifen...

Diagnosed at age 40 after going for my baseline mammogram. Dx 4/21/2015, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Dx 4/21/2015, DCIS, Left, 4cm, Stage 0, Grade 3 Surgery 5/18/2015 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Targeted Therapy 6/19/2015 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 6/19/2015 Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 8/7/2015 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 9/23/2015 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/11/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)

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