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Topic: Birth Control while on Tamoxifen

Forum: Sex & Relationship Matters —

A safe place to talk candidly about how your romantic relationships and/or your sex life has changed following your diagnosis and treatment.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2019 09:58AM

32B wrote:

I need to start my 5 year sentence of Tamoxifen soon. I was lucky enough to put it off for a year after UMX and now I have a beautiful 6 week old daughter.

I'm thinking about getting a copper IUD but I hear side effects can be bad in the first weeks and months. I'm worried about not knowing what side effects are from the IUD, what are from the Tamoxifen, and what I can chalk up to the stray post-partum hormones, stress of going back to work, etc. Has anyone else experienced this?

Dx 1/12/2018, DCIS/IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/9/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 11/16/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jul 23, 2019 12:42PM edwards750 wrote:

No but those are definitely questions for both your MO and your Ob/Gyn.

Congrats on your new baby girl!

Diane

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Jul 23, 2019 02:28PM 32B wrote:

Thank you!

Dx 1/12/2018, DCIS/IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/9/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 11/16/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)

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