Joyce, to answer your question...

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   Posted 1/19/2005 9:03 AM (GMT -7)   
I thought it would be easier to start a new thread related to the Tamoxifen, rather than bury it in my clutter.
Most likely, when my 5 years of Tamoxifen is over, I will be set free. At 36 and pre-menopausal, femara is not an option for me. When I last asked my onc about shutting down my ovaries to go onto an AI med, he said that it was too soon to determine if there were any benefits, and he would probably not recommend it for me.
So, if that is the case, I will be on no further meds. WHile I love the sound of that, we all know it is a little scary and the vulnerability is there.
When I see him next month, I want to ask if it is ok to stop a couple months early.  My main side effect is weight gain, but also I have dryness and I think it has impacted my hair a little too.  I have no real problems though and feel so fortunate that I have had the option to take Tamoxifen, and even more fortunate to be basically free of side effects.  I would do it again in a heartbeat. But now that I am nearing the end, I am itchy to get off of it and see if these pounds melt off....

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   Posted 1/19/2005 4:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Lori. I have no clue what I am going to do. I am so surprised that I am having all these problems, after he told me I tolerated tamox. so well femara should be a piece of cake. He did not warn me he was talking about fruit cake. Everyone knows my theory about fruit cakes. There really is only one and we all just keep passing it on. See what I mean, even my humor is getting strange. Anyway good luck with the weight. I know I have decided this extra weight is going to be going with me to more than a wedding. Step son told me years ago he would marry when pigs fly. I am trying to see if I can get fitted for wings. I think a little fat oinker with wings would make a nice addition, to the wedding. LOL Love and thanks again Joyce
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