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Condition: Breast Cancer
5/16/2008 7:42:58 PM

Reviewer: Lweiher, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I was diagnosed at age 44 with early stage breast cancer..had lumpectomy and radiation..I was on Tamoxifen for 5 years 2003-2008 and went through hot flashes and some vagingal discharge, but the worst side effect for me was joint pain...mostly in my hands, but sometimes wrists, elbows and shoulders...since my last pill, I have had no significant joint pain. I am pre-menupausal (sp?) whether that ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer
5/16/2008 10:55:51 AM

Reviewer: pep, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been using 20mg of Tamoxifen 1x per day for the past 9 months for stage 1 IDC. I haven't noticed any side-effects at all. I might as well be taking a sugar pill. I started on Tamoxifen after lumpectomy, abdominal exploratory surgery and 34 rounds of radiation and feel fine. I'm 42 yrs. old

Condition: Breast Cancer
5/12/2008 12:36:56 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Tamoxifen side effects were worse than the chemotherapy and radiation treatments. I was not able to sleep. I was extremely depressed. The hot flashes were uncontrollable.

Condition: Breast Cancer
5/10/2008 12:08:31 PM

Reviewer: Me, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had been taking estrogen injections for 24 years until my breast cancer diagnosis. Off the HRT, I began having severe, frequent hot flashes. After mastectomy and 2 doses of chemo(I felt like more would kill me it was so horrible), I've been on Tam for a month. The hot flashes are even worse despite using Vit E, Black Cohash, & now trying Clonidine and Gabapentin: mood swings and depres ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer
4/25/2008 4:25:19 PM

Reviewer: pjst21, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
When I get hot I feel like a hundred bees are sting me. Had hot flashes and up the effexor xr to 75mg and much better. I have stop taking it for the last three weeks and I feel alot better, mind has cleared up but i still have the stinging. Doctor doesn't know what is causing this think maybe reaction to one of the drugs that I take (herceptin, tamoxifen and effexor xr75mg. Any suggestions ... Show Full Comment

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