Tamoxifen is considered the wonder drug for hormone positive breast cancer. It’s cheap as chips and said to be a great preventative in recurrence or new primaries.
When I was diagnosed with cancer I was slim. We all know that being overweight is dangerous for people who’ve had breast cancer. Tamoxifen is responsible for me gaining 2 stone in weight. I eat less than I ever ate. Some days I’m starving but if I eat anywhere close to 1500 cals a day I gain weight. I have fat on my body and cellulite. This is caused by the tamoxifen. My GP told me I will not lose weight on this drug. It’s fucked up my metabolism because it blocks the hormone which helps you lose weight! So I’m overweight now. At risk. Which has lead to other problems like
Chronic back pain.
Tamoxifen makes your joints ache. I have a very bad back now. It’s getting worse and worse. I know it’s down to these tablets. It’s probably not helped by me putting on weight. (I draw you to above).
I am constantly bleeding. I constantly have period pain. I mean every day! There’s no relief 😦 my tummy is always bloated and painful.
Then there’s the sleep problems. I can’t sleep anymore through the night. I have atrocious mood swings. Seriously all of these things are attributed to taking this horrible tablet.
It’s ruining my life. But I am plagued with guilt that if I stop it I may get cancer again. 😢
I don’t know what to do anymore.