Tamoxifen on the news last nite.

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sherrybaby
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   Posted 10/14/2004 5:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Reportedely increases risk for stroke! 
Enjoy the little things, one day you may realize that they are the big things....


Tavish
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   Posted 10/14/2004 7:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I did not hear this, but since there is an increased risk for blood clots, this makes sense. Those at risk for blood clots are not good candidates for Tamoxifen...

Still, for many, the benefits outweigh the risks, until something better comes along-

Lori


Luci
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   Posted 10/14/2004 8:36 AM (GMT -7)   
IMHO, if we all were actually aware of the dangers of every drug on the market, none of us would take a single pill or capsule. Risk is a part of living. We all ought to know; look what we've all been coping with (and very nicely, I might add) for such a long time. L&H's, Luci
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me lay an invincible summer.  Albert Camus


jessiecat
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   Posted 10/15/2004 5:30 AM (GMT -7)   
I think that is why Arimidex is such a great alternative. It has also been shown to work 30% better than Tamox.
But you have to be in Meno to get it.
Sherry, aren't you getting an ooph? or a hyst? Because if you are then you can switch!
Is that coming up soon? Let us know- we all can use our PCE Frequent Flyer Miles!
Love,
Jessie

sherrybaby
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   Posted 10/15/2004 7:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, Jessie. I am having a complete hyst and removing ovaries on Nov 18. The peace of mind that I have gotten since scheduling surgery is wonderful. My onc gave her 100% blessing on this procedure and told me that afterwards she will start me on Arimidex. Thanks for remembering, Jessie.
Love, Sherry
Enjoy the little things, one day you may realize that they are the big things....


lemonz
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   Posted 10/15/2004 10:33 AM (GMT -7)   
About all I have to add is well said Luci. L&H Joyce


People are like tea bags, you have to put them in hot water to see how  strong they are!
 
 

Post Edited (lemonz) : 10/15/2004 11:36:45 AM (GMT-6)


Cathi
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   Posted 10/15/2004 4:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I read the side effects of the drugs I take and it makes my head spin..! Hopefully the benefits outweigh the side effects. As with so
many other things we deal with..this is another crap shoot...

Love and hugs,

Cathi
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stout rope; She clings to one end, I the other;
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jessiecat
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   Posted 10/16/2004 7:20 AM (GMT -7)   
OK- I booked my PCE flight for Nov. 18th!
We'll be there with you!
Love, Jessie
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