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Condition: Breast Cancer
5/18/2015 9:25:08 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I was diagnosed in 2011 with Lobular carcinoma.I took 40 mg of tamoxifen for a couple weeks but was decreased to 20 mg because of leg cramps and heavy feeling. I have continued the last almost four years on 20 mg with good results Id say. I have had to had surgery again in 2013 but it wasnt malignant. Yea Ive had the migranes,very rare now,hot flashes occasionally the only thing that has got more ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer
2/19/2015 3:47:37 AM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Sudden onset of menopause signs and symptoms didn't sit well with my body. I was still quite young. My body got so confused. I ended up bleeding for 10 months in a row so stopped taking it.

Condition: Breast Cancer
2/11/2015 10:11:05 PM

Reviewer: melissagordon, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Hot flashes depression, the worst of all is my "fit of rage" over nothing. I get so upset over the littlest things that I feel like I'm having a panic attack(start breathing really deep almost like I cant catch my breathe. I can live with hot flashes,aches,pains,headaches,etc. but I CAN'T LIVE WITH THE ANGRY

Condition: Breast Cancer
12/11/2014 11:00:58 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was diagnosed with stage 0 breast cancer in my right breast in Jan. 2011; Lumpectomy in Feb. 2011; Radiation (6 weeks) March thru April 2011; and started taking the Tamoxifen medication in May 2011. I have been taking Tamoxifen for over three years now. I have had excessive hot flashes and mood swings. In the summer of 2013, I had to take a two months break from the medication because of my hot ... Show Full Comment

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

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