what will happen if I stop taking Tamoxifen? I have just sta...
3 monthsm ago#211
I was a cancer patient been clean. For 7yrs they put me on tamanfen. I just want too know if it cause u too your hair lose weight I refuse chemo it kill my mom. So if I quit taking it will my cancer come
Hi I have just gone through a total hysterectomy because I had a large tumour grow on my ovarie I have been on timoxifen for one half years now just because I was told to take it after my breast cancer and now they are saying to change it to something else but I am scared to take anything because it was the timoxifen that caused the growth in the first place and advice please
I feel exactly like you do, I took Tamoxifin for 7 months, absolutely horrible feeling! I'm no longer taking, had dbl masectomy (ER pos) 2/2/2016, no chemo or radiation recommended. As if I didn't have enough to worry about I was fired from my job after being back from medical leave for 2 months. Still feel like I'm recuperating from cancer and dealing with a law suit. Please let me know how you are doing.
Hi good to hear your story I'm 62 years old was diagnosed in 2013 with breast cancer I am just about at my wits end with not joint pain or hot flashes but ***** problems I'm wondering if you have ever experienced this my ***** is so dry It's painful have you had this experience and how do you feel being off tamoxifen.
Tamoxifen is a chemo drug. Your risk of it returning vs not taking it is about 3%. I took it for 3 weeks. Ironically was horrible for me. My Dr. NEVER told me of the horrible side effects. I stopped and have no regrets. I only regret I took it in the first place.
Saw my Oncologist yesterday. Wanted to put me on another drug that causes osteoporosis,heart disease and joint pain. I said no! Sometimes the treatment is worse than the disease. The odds of getting cancer in the other breast is only 10%. I'm only a month out from the pulmonary Emboli. Just want to be left alone. No more drugs!
Sometimes the drugs exacerbate the cancer. Just my opinion. My husband at the age of 51 died of cancer in my arms. He did everything the Onc. said and took everything. He was used as a guinea pig, but kept grasping .
Oncologist killed him, not a doubt about it.
I did the same Mimi... only 10% chance of reoccurance. Its been 3 yrs for me and so far all is good😀
The oncologist i had got angry cause i refused more pills...heck i asked him if he ever tried them and how he handled all the side effects. Well...he didnt like me!!
As a RN I have always been a patient advocate. You have to do your research and make informed decisions. It's your body and you have to do what's right for you. I know most doctors aren't used to patients doing this.
May I ask how did the tamoxifen "literally almost killed you"? I am in it too, for 2 years in may. Had stage 3+ estrogen Her 2 positive cancer. Got the full treatment protocol and have been cancer free for almost 2 years now. However, since August am taking only half pill (I myself cut each pill in half). I am afraid to stop completely. Did any one stopped and has been clear of cancer for years? But I have had 2 breaks. One for 2 weeks and now a second one for a week today. I do have terrible side affects- mostly affected brain capacity and tiredness, as I exercise daily to T25, walk my dog daily for at least half hour, juiceveggies every day, ditched wheat and sugar completely, eat only organic, from proteins eat fish and chicken only, eggs, nuts, don't drink milk but make my own cottage cheese, that I mix with fresh flex seed oil daily and eat, also make turmeric and other powders mixture with almond milk.
I have a question- what supplements do you take? I have a naturopath but he seems to advise to stay on tamoxifen and take natural supplements like Q10, enzymes for heart and stomach i3c. He said not to take vitamin D. I don't why. It's been so dark all winter in Toronto, that I would assume that I need vitamin D. Please, give some guidance.
Not sure you are asking, but I was hospitalized for bilateral pulmonary Emboli. My only risk factor was Tamoxifen. Now my oncologist wants me to take Letrazole which causes osteoporosis, heart disease and painful joints. I said no. Rather have a mastectomy than hip replacement.
It is all good what you do ....
Just noticed no one talks about the effect of love or good loving , sex with loving partner in all this "breast cancer" stories ...traumas and "bad lovers" contributed 80% for ladies to get sick ...don't forget that while thinking of all "physical" reasons for breast cancer never forget the spiritual/emotional influence that is invisible and works miracles depending on consciousness either towards good or towards bad . Ladies need minimum one hug per day to feel good 💜
Love and healthy sex loving partner is better than any tamoxifen )))