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Feb 7, 2019 06:43AM
Feb 7, 2019 06:44AM
Tigerlily, no none of the docs seemed to treat the Prilosec as a big deal at all. It was a nurse Practioner in the radiation treatment unit who initially prescribed it, and they seem happy extending the prescription until we figure out what's going on.
It's interesting that so many of us are dealing with the heartburn thing - yet my MO told me it would be a rare side effect for tamoxifen. I sometimes don't think they really know what they are talking about with side effects! I wonder if it's because women tend to underreport - we're so used to grinning and bearing it, and then getting brushed off if we do report...
Anyway it's a bear and I'm pretty sure it's what's interfering with my sleep. I am now taking trazodone to 'help' with that. I don't think it makes the heartburn any better but it seems to help knock me out so that I get slightly more sleep anyway.
I'm hopeful that either the GI doctors+MO will figure out something better to do with this side effect (the omeprazole definitely helps, it made it go from excruciating to annoying but bearable during the day and only unbearable for sleep) - or that my body will keep adapting and eventually it'll go away on its own. I spoke to a woman at my work who is on her 2.5 year of tamoxifen and she said that after the first year or so, the side effects she was having (for her, exacerbated migraines and I think achiness) either went away completely or diminished significantly.
I have so much work to still do before work this morning (lesson planning I was too tired out to do last night, argh) and I'm bad at responding to everybody, but I so much love being responded too that I hate when I can't do it too. So I will just say that I'm reading all of you, I see all of you, and I'm so thankful for you all being here!!!
I'm sharing two cat pics, one at rest and one at prowl! Kalenda (Kali) is a sweet funny cat most of the time.
Dx at 39. 1.8cm. Oncotype 9.
9/19/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
10/18/2018 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
12/3/2018 Whole-breast: Breast
Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)