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Apr 17, 2019 06:04PM
Has anyone noticed a drastic decrease in alcohol tolerance since starting Tamoxifen?
I'm on 5mg daily in the AM and had no issues, whatsoever, with a small glass of red wine prior to starting this drug in March.
Now, after about 3 weeks, I can't tolerate any alcohol at all apparently. @ithin 30 mins or so of the wine, I was nauseous, throwing up, flushed, dizzy, and just feeling awful in general. Like I would the morning/day after a party with friends when I was 20 years younger, not after a tiny glass of wine.
What gives? Makes me worry about my liver or kidneys.
Has anyone else experienced this?
My MO is not concerned by this and just told me to avoid alcohol now.
I'm a wine gal, I like a glass every once in awhile. I'm depressed if this is for 5 or 10 years. Le Sigh.
Life long "Spoonie" who entered the BC world with IDC DX @ 41. Txt Plan: LX/SLNB/RADs. 5mg Tamoxifen = ZERO QOL so moved on to OS+AI Land. Started Zoladex 7/2/19. Will Start Arimidex 9/2/19. PS: Not a doctor, just an curious Googler.
7/20/2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
8/30/2018, DCIS, Left, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2
8/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel
10/1/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
3/30/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
7/2/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole), Zoladex (goserelin)