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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of tamoxifen Oral.

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Condition: Breast Cancer
12/4/2007 11:24:23 AM

Reviewer: 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: 5

Comment:
Been on Tamox. 3 years. I have had very few unbearable symptoms. Hot flashes (but nothing like the chemo flashes), weight gain, vaginal dryness and odor. I have the foot and leg cramps occasionally and have just started having some joint pain. Reading the other reviews helped me realize that it was probably the Tamoxifen causing this.

Condition: Breast Cancer
11/29/2007 8:50:04 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 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:
Used for 11 months. Fatigue, foot cramps, weight gain, malaise, depression, hot flashes...chose quality of life over quantity. been off the meds for 5 months, feel much better. Praying for no recurrence.

Condition: Breast Cancer
11/28/2007 3:13:38 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Have used for 3+1/2 years. Hot flashes, joint aches and fatigue from beginning. Dry skin, vaginal discharge and horrible ankle and foot cramps later. Interfered with sexual function (helped by Estring). Overall, well worth it,--no recurrence of stage 2 cancer.

Condition: Breast Cancer
11/24/2007 12:56:58 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Seven months into taking this, all of my joints started aching unbearably. Symptoms disappeared when I stopped. Symptoms reappear after just a few doses.

Condition: Breast Cancer
11/14/2007 4:09:32 PM

Reviewer: rareinhart, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I was diagnosed with early ductal cancer and had no chemo or radiation . . . only a lumpectomy and tamoxiphen. Now after 4 years and 60 pounds of weight gain, my doctor isn't sure the medicine is working. I had to have a special blood test and now he may change me to something else.

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