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Jul 17, 2009 09:23AM
Jul 17, 2009 09:25AM
Bono, I get a very mild dry cough thing sometimes too, It comes and goes. It feels like I can't completely clear my throat sometimes, almost like my lungs don't have enough oomph to cough it up. I get lots of other things that come and go too, like chest tightness that can go on for a few weeks at a time and aches that come and go.
Idaho, tamox doesn't take away estrogen from everywhere, is supposed to just block it from the breast cancer cells. However, having said that, I also think that it must be blocking it from other areas too, so many women get the dry vagina and the bone aches. I used to have vaginal dryness, but when I started on tamoxifen, also started taking flaxseeds around the same time for the Omega 3s, and the tamoxifen gave me vag discharge, so with that combo, no more dryness there.
I'm very concerned about keeping my skin and hair looking good, will not allow a medication to rob me of that, so I will keep taking plenty of fruits and veggies and anything with omega 3s and beneficial oils, as well as a multivitamin that's good for hair, skin, and nails. And so far, so good, haven't seen any skin or hair changes,.
4/2008, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
4/6/2008, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
5/20/2008 Lumpectomy: Left