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 4  Stage2A Breast Cancer Nothing initially. Later stage unexplained weight gain. Had no problems with this drug. I took it at night before bed. Around the end of my 3rd year, I noticed my weight was slowly creeping up. Checked my diet, increased my exercise.. still kept gaining. Have gained a total of 30lbs in 2 yrs. I have just stopped taking it, so maybe by 2018, those 30lbs will be gone (I hope)! F 59 5 years
20 1X D
 5  Stage 2b breast cancer At beginning - fatigue, emotional fluctuations, hot flashes, breakthrough vaginal bleeding. After a year, this all calmed down. Am taking a second medication for hot flashes that works wonders! At first, this medication will mess with your hormones (because it suppresses estrogen) and that's why you'll experience a type of menopausal response to it. But now after 6 years, the only "side effect" is not having periods anymore and a little bit of hair loss (not enough to worry about). My dr. has been monitoring me and we plan on me staying on it for another 4 years. Gabapentin is what I am taking for hot flashes (300 mg three times a day) and it's working very well for me, since that was the one side effect that really bothered me. F 46 6 years
20 MG 1X D
 2  STAGE 2 BREAST CANCER Have a question I was just taken off anastrozole for 2 years I was just recently switched to tamoxifen.. I was wondering has anyone else been switched for one to the other? I've had had horrible side affects from the anastrozole everything hurts, some mornings I cant even move around right away.. I'm terrified to even start the tamoxifen from the reviews.. if someone could let me know something I would really appreciate it!!! F 57 0 days
20MG 1X D
 2  Stage 1 breast cancer Body and bone aches, weight gain, leg cramps F 52 7 months
20 1X D
 4  breast cancer couldnt sleep hot flashes night sweats joint pain weight gain - oncologist changed me to arimidex - for 7 weeks my life disappeared joint pain was so extreme could not hold a pen and write for any longer than two minutes, dropped mugs ,couldn't dress myself , back on tamoxifen thank goodness will work with the side effects. having ovaries etc removed as have brca 2 gene . there must be a better way of positive therapy for breast cancer we just havnt found it yet! F 55 4 months
 2  IDC Grade IIa Leg cramps at night; Joints hurting on waking every morning: nausea at the 2-3 week mark; muscle fatigue after short period of exercise; depression; crying daily; short temper Not sure that I, or my family, can put up with these side-effects long term. Might extend my likelihood of for cancer not coming back, but at what personal price? F 47 85 days
20mg 1X D
 3  idc stg 2 also on triptorelin trial for same time.Cramps,foot pain,bloating ,fatty liver,are some of them problems all built over that time. Felt like a 80 yr old lady Drs have taken me off the trial early to put on Femara trial only been on it for 2 1/2 mths and will decide in the next week if I should go off it,Im in constant pain bone aches 24hrs I cannot function I thought Tamoxifen and Triptorelin was bad but my body cannot keep going in pain 24/7.Never new I could get that many cramps while on Tamoxifen its the only side effect that has improved have put on the weight lots of it and have lost over 2kg since have finished that med 4mths ago.Good luck girls we are all different in the way our bodies except these drugs.It worked for me as Im still here. F 43 5 years
20mg 1X D
 3  ERP cancer stage IIB Have been taking tamoxifen for two and a half years. Worst side effects are hot flashes, weight gain, lack of energy, bone/muscle pain, leg swelling. Take glucosamine/condroitin/msm for bone pain, great results. Take meds for fluid retention as needed. Neurontin for hot flashes, great help but makes me dizzy and foggy some days. Take calcium and vitamin D. Gave this med a 3 rating simply because of the side effects. I am assuming that it is helping. Diagnosed in '08. ERP. Chemo on clinical trial, surgery (bilateral mastectomy) and radiation. Difficulty losing the 25 lbs I have gained since start of this medication. Lack of energy also makes it hard to lose weight. Leg pain and swelling make it hard sometimes to walk for exercise. Stand for work, and have had to cut back on work schedule. I will try to finish out my recommended five year therapy plan. F 51 2 years
20mg 1X D
 2  Follow-up for DCIS breast cancer I have a very sensitive nervous system. Tamoxifen totally aggravated my fibromyalgia. I felt like I had the flu 24/7; I had no energy and muscle aches. It made my varicose veins throb constantly. It also caused severe mood swings (mainly weepiness) and interfered with my ability to think straight. My hairdresser also noted that my hair was thinning. All of this happened after only 9 days! My oncologist was very understanding and allowed me to come off of the medication. She felt that in my case, the risks outweighed the potential benefits.It took almost 3 weeks for the vein throbbing to cease. F 53 9 days
20mg 1X D
 4  invasive breast cancer horrible leg pain M 42 8 months
20 1X D

TAMOXIFEN CITRATE  (TAMOXIFEN CITRATE):  Tamoxifen is used to treat breast cancer. It is also used to reduce the chances of breast cancer in high-risk patients. This medication can block the growth of breast cancer. It works by interfering with the effects of estrogen in the breast tissue.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)