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    Condition: Breast Cancer
    4/10/2008 7:27:11 PM

    Reviewer: ljasmurf1, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

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    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I was diagnosed with Stage 2 Grade 3 Ductal Carcinoma at age 39. Had chemotherapy first, then lumpectomy, then radiation, then tamoxifen. Been on and off Tamoxifen since July 2007. Finally reached the point where I can't take it anymore. I have foot cramps and sometimes leg cramps. My menstrual flows are inconsistent with heavy bleeding. I have experienced terrible hot flashes and nausea. I wa ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Breast Cancer
    4/9/2008 9:31:58 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    Almost 3 years after treating stage 2 cx with chemo and radiation and then Tam. I have been told of yet another side effect. I now have a heart condition called cardiomyopathy. I am only 41 and too young to feel this old! I am grateful that I will soon be off Tam (by the way also probably was a major contributor to extreme heavy bleeding which lead to a partial hyst.) and on to an AI. All you who ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Breast Cancer
    4/6/2008 10:57:25 PM

    Reviewer: JennyJo, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    I had stage 2 breast cancer, had bi-lateral mastectomy, chemo. Started taking Tamoxifen 3 months ago. Hot flashes for first month then no side effects at all. My periods stopped during my chemo and came back this past week. I'm am concerned why they have come back and now considering hystorectomy. Going to the doctor soon to have questions answered.

    Condition: Breast Cancer
    4/1/2008 9:24:34 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    I've been on Tamoxifen for 2 1/2 years for Stage 3 Breast Cancer following bi-lateral mastectomy, chemo and radiation. The hot flashes are tough and I've gained about 10 pounds but that is probably due to lack of exercise and poor eating habits. I have terrible back pain and nerve pain (not sure if it is attributable to Tamoxifen). Some vaginal discharge but most of my symptoms of leg cram ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Breast Cancer
    3/21/2008 10:29:37 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I've been on the tamoxifen for almost 2yrs. The hot flashes/night sweats are unbearable. I can't sleep sweating all night. I actually sleep with Ice packs, fans, etc. I have put on so much weight and I don't eat more than I used too. I am so miserable. I don't have the major mood swings of menopause because I take effexor, which helps. I can't believe they can't find ... Show Full Comment

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