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Condition: Breast Cancer
10/15/2014 3:02:23 PM

Reviewer: asuwish229, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I put effective because in 2 years of taking the "half dose" (10mg) I have remained cancer free. I however have not felt like myself since the week I started it. I have anxiety (added Ativan to my drugs) hot flashes and mood swings (added Effexor 75 mg) but I still have had almost all of the side effects listed. Eyes have trouble focusing, but I do not need glasses. Bone/joint aches even ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer
10/12/2014 12:17:22 PM

Reviewer: JustPlainTired, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had a lumpectomy with nodes removed and was told I was cancer free. As a precaution, had radiation but no chemo. Then I was put on Tamoxifen. This medication got progressively worse as I took it. During my two months of taking the medication, I experienced chills, night sweats, extreme spike in sugar readings, aches and pains -- so bad I could not make it from room to room, face rash, etc. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer
9/30/2014 11:36:55 AM

Reviewer: bella, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I been on this med since january 2014 I had hot flashes which slowed down alot.I have muscle aches and then my lining was thick so 3 weeks ago i had a dnc now i got my period heavy again.I am going to gyno today to talk to her i want off of this i havent felt the same since taken it.I was stage 1 my limpnodes were removed all good.I really thought u dont get your period on this meds.I am 54 year ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer
7/11/2014 11:34:29 PM

Reviewer: Kim, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I am 37 and have been taking T for 3 1/2 years. My dr told me he is going to have me take T for longer than the standard 5 years. All of my scans since surgery and treatments have been clear. I have heard a lot of bad reviews on this medication but I have not had bad side effects. Very rarely, I will have mild hot flashes. I have also had some weigh gain,but not enough to make me stop taking the m ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer
6/27/2014 1:06:21 AM

Reviewer: 6 yrs cancer free, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I took Tamoxifen for 5.5 yrs for treatment of breast cancer after a mastectomy. The only side-effect I noticed was that my post-menopausal hot flashes were a little more frequent. No big deal. Don't be scared off by all the negative posts; I think generally only people with bad experiences post.

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