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Topic: Ideas for shrinking ovarian cysts

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Posted on: Jun 22, 2018 10:23PM

marycal wrote:

Hi all,

I have been on tamoxifen for almost a year now and immediately had cysts occur. They've grown to about 5cm, then shrunk back down to 2cm. My period is irregular, and when it grew to 5cm, I had not had my period in 3 mos. Then, I got my period, had the next ultrasound, and it had shrunk. So my theory was that if I am having periods, I'll feel less worried (my gyn who only works with breast cancer survivors didn't really share my theory). Now, it has again been 3 mos since last period and I'm feeling pain in abdomen and bloating and I'm getting worried. Will be getting an ultrasound in a couple of weeks when I'm back from vacation.

My question is, does anyone have any suggestions/ideas on how to either shrink these cysts or bring my period on?

I've gone to acupuncture and am using peppermint oil, both in hopes of bringing my period on.

I also read that basil oil can help shrink ovarian cysts, but I learned from some ladies on this forum that those of us with hormone + bc shouldn't use basil oil due to it's estrogenic effect. But I'm assuming I'd need something estrogenic to help. Thoughts on using this oil short term? Or maybe cbd?

Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!!!





LX did not get clean margins on DCIS. MX showed DCIS scattered throughout and also LCIS. Dx 5/26/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 5/26/2017, DCIS, Left, 3cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Surgery 7/11/2017 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Surgery Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
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