Re: [MOL] Tamoxifen [00311] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Tamoxifen



Suzzane,
So another words they'll catch me totally unprepared at an inopportune
moment? How very exciting!!! Gosh think of all the fun I have been
missing. ROTFLOL.
Debby

suzanne new wrote:
> 
> 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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