Looking for help and answers regarding Tamoxifen!
01/04/12 I was diag with IDC stage 3 in my right breast with 3 positive Axillary lymph nodes, went though 4 weeks of "heavy" chemo followed bu 12 weeks of chemo light. I had both breast removed 06/21/12, did 30 treatments of radiation. In Oct I had a major energy increase, pain was lessening and I was starting to think a bit clearly. Then in 11/12 I started Tamoxifen! My live has been a living heXX ever since the Tamoxifen. I have body pain, low energy, tiered all the time, memories loss, lack of concentration, HOT flashes, some mood swings.Every moring I wake up with my calves so tight its frighting, then when I stand me feel are pulsating with pain.a We have yet to find a something to help with the pain! I do PT and yoga, hot baths and massages.
What I am wondering is since both my breast were removed along with 8 axselary removed for the right side. the left breast was fine and no node with cancer.
My question is what are the benefits much less need for taking Tamoxifen? I really am not a big fan of the status quoe or just because its been don't this way for years does not means it works for me. I have had darn near every side effect (well the not as common ones.)
I am just at my wits end as to what to do next! Any suggestions are WELCOMED!
I guess I should add that I Am post menopausal and had a hysterectomy but left my ovaries.
Thank you for any and all insight! Yes I know that we cant offer Medical advise I'm just looking for suggestions and feedback.
Thank you all!