Post Edited (Tavish) : 9/1/2005 8:49:21 PM (GMT-6)
Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Tamoxifen is not a steroid, but it is a hormonal medication. It has an estrogenic effect on some body parts and an anti-estogenic effect. It acts as estrogen for breast cancer cells, then it kills the cancer cells that bind to them.
I think the culprit is the hormonal connection....
www.breastcancer.org has a lot of good info on drugs. I think we sometimes tend to blame everything that happens to our bodies on the medications we're taking. Sometimes weight gain can be due to lessened activity because we just don't feel so great. I've taken Tamoxifen and Arimidex and had little side affect from either. My personal philosophy is annoying side effects are a small price to pay for something that may save my life.
Love and Peace,