Re: [MOL] Tamoxifen [00294] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Tamoxifen



Deb: It will take a few weeks before you really notice anything (at
least that's how long it took for me). My doctor says that the side
effects will get better as my body gets use to the drug. I hope so!
Suzanne

deb grodin wrote:
> 
> suzanne,
> my doctor said that as long as I don't have any bleeding or spotting she
> would rather not do an ultrasound. I have to go for a mammogram next
> month, it's not too early to start freaking out or is it, and then back
> to see her. Took the first pill this morning. I am just really wiped
> out. My house keeper did not show today and the place is a mess. I have
> done all I can do. The boys will have to run the vacume, or the dirt
> will get pushed further down the rugs.
> She did mention blood work, but I can't remember what she said.
> Still awaiting my very first hot flash.LOL
> Debby
> suzanne new wrote:
> >
> > deb: I will have an ultrasound every 6 months, blood checked every 4
> > months for the first 2 years then every 6 months. Believe me you will
> > know a hot flash if and when you get one. It feels like nothing else I
> > have ever experienced! Good Luck!
> > Suzanne
> >
> > deb grodin wrote:
> > >
> > > Dear Suzanne,
> > > Thank you for the information. Are you also getting ultrasounds done as
> > > well as liver checks and how often are having blood drawn? Guess I'll
> > > know what a hot flash feels like if I get one.
> > > Debby
> > >
> > > suzanne new wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Hi deb: I started on Tamoxifen about 3 months ago. Like you I had a lot
> > > > of thinking to do before I decided to take it. I got most of my
> > > > information over the form and as you know this drug is not without risk!
> > > > So far so good. The worst side effects I have experienced so far ar hot
> > > > flashes and water retention (I can live with that). I started soy
> > > > protein shakes for the hot flashes, parsley and celery for water
> > > > retention. The hot flashes and water retention seem better. I also will
> > > > inform my GYN doc that I am on tamoxifen. My onc will do a liver check
> > > > every 4 months. As long as I don't experience any serious side effects I
> > > > will continue with the tamoxifen as it does help decrease the risk of
> > > > recurrence.
> > > > This is a difficult decision to make. I was afraid that I would be
> > > > trading one devil for another. Take care.
> > > > Suzanne
> > > >
> > > > deb grodin wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > As most of you are aware I have been going back and forth regarding
> > > > > Tamoxifen. The time is near for me to decide, this Wednesday. If anyone
> > > > > has any information that might help me, or knows of any questions that I
> > > > > should ask, please let me know. I have read everything that has come
> > > > > across MOL and saved most of it.
> > > > > Thank you,
> > > > > Debby
> > > > > PS Lillian have you heard from Marty again regarding Barb?
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