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Dec 4, 2017 02:26PM
Anyone else on tamoxifen after having had a hysterectomy? I had my hyst about 3 months ago and am still exhausted. My iron is back to normal, but can't shake this fatigue and my stamina is bad. I finished up chemo about 1 full year ago, so I suppose it could be lingering effects from that. Just want to have energy again...
My 2 cents on tamoxifen. For me, the hot flashes are the worst of it. Especially because they interrupt my sleep. But they are not severe (my lower back gets a little sweaty and I feel as though I'm inside a car that's been sitting in the sun on a hot afternoon.) They last about 4-5 minutes usually. I occasionally get a little crabby, but not sure if that is due to the tamoxifen, but I still feel like the same person. Also, since my hysterectomy, my hot flashes are more intense and more frequent than when I was on just tamoxifen. Overall, I would say my experience is pretty good.
Diagnosed at 37 and 45 - Oncotype score 22 “Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.” --Mary Anne Radmacher
2/6/2008, DCIS, Right, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-
3/17/2008 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Saline implant; Reconstruction (right): Saline implant
4/22/2016, DCIS, Right, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER+/PR-
5/4/2016 Lumpectomy: Right
5/13/2016 Lumpectomy: Right
6/15/2016, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, ER+/PR-
6/28/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
8/26/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
11/10/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)