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Topic: Any ladies on Tamoxifen in Toronto???

Forum: Canadians Affected by Breast Cancer —

Canadian health care, clinical trials, and life in general in the north.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2019 11:45AM

TammyKh wrote:

Hi everyone.

I am living in Toronto, so wanna to know whether any ladies or groups on Tamoxifen in Toronto or GTA??? I just started to use Tamoxifen today April 1st after it took me a week of hesitation and just looking at it due to its potential side effects. Apparently I have been through light headache today but not sure whether it is caused by not drinking coffee today or Tamoxifen??

Much appreciated your shared experience regarding to how to manage its side effects. Thanks!

Dx 10/24/2018, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/11/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Apr 7, 2019 03:00PM pippy1963 wrote:

Hi Tammy

I am not in Toronto but in the GTA area. I was on Tamoxifen for 3 to 4 month and had no side effects really maybe hotflashes. But due to my breast cancer spreading to my lungs I have opt for a stronger medication. I took it at night just before bed. I read it takes time for you to really know how your body will react to tamoxifen. Good luck

pip


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Apr 8, 2019 10:52AM TammyKh wrote:

Hi pippy1963,

I have been on Tamoxifen for more than a week and there is no side effects really, maybe just light headache and a little bit fuzzy head after taking it around 1-2 hours. Since I also take it at night before bed, so apparently it doesn't cause any problem for my work days. Sometimes, I feel tired and no energy without any reason but it doesn't last long, just a couples hours. In general, I am feeling well and healthy. I guess my body is reacting to tamoxifen slowly and hope that there is no serious side effects at all.

By the way, I am living in North York and working in downtown.

Dx 10/24/2018, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/11/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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May 8, 2019 11:47AM rush1187 wrote:

TammyKh

Hi I am not in Toronto, but in Hamilton. I have been taking Tamoxifen since February. The first few days, I took it in the morning and had slight side effects. I now also take it at night with a light snack and outside of the occasional hot flashes, no real issues. Good Luck to you!

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May 8, 2019 12:35PM TammyKh wrote:

Hi rush1187,

I'm glad you don't have serious side effects from Tamoxifen. I have been taking it since April and so far, I can say that I haven't seen its side effects, except it made my period come late (my cycle lasted 43 days after I took it). Hopefully, I don't have them in 5 years. Good luck to you, too!

Dx 10/24/2018, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/11/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)

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