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Condition: Breast Cancer
3/12/2014 7:51:53 PM

Reviewer: Cat, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was diagnosed with BC June 2013 and caught very early. Been taking Tamoxifen (T) since then and follow up mamo is clear so far. Gave Effective rating 4 stars since its early yet. I have minor issues, but I don't believe they are T related since I had them before taking it. Symptoms are hot flashes, achy bones/joints, trouble with sleeping at times. Think its just menopause and also believe i ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer
2/19/2014 12:55:56 PM

Reviewer: A ball of mess, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Hello my name is Carrie. I am 33 years old. I started taking this med. Two years and two month's ago. what I would like to know is if there is anyone out there in my age range? I can say for me at my age it has been a world wind of emotions. I'm also a high risk in my family pool when it comes down to breast cancer. All comments are welcome to help me go thru the next 3 yrs.

Condition: Breast Cancer
1/13/2014 2:21:47 PM

Reviewer: fhar451, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been taking Tamoxifen for about 6 months. I was on Evista for 2 years, but was having severe leg cramps. I also have type 2 diabetes. I have been having problems controlling my blood sugar levels. I think this is a side effect of taking the tamoxifen. Both my primary doctor and my oncologist do no seem concerned. I am still experiencing leg cramps but not as severe. I also have vaginal dryn ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer
12/30/2013 8:43:58 PM

Reviewer: sstanton, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
In April 2014, I will have been on Tamoxifen for 5 years. Many side effects. Mostly I have gained weight, 30 lbs., which makes me feel depressed. Also, libido is nonexistent and cataracts are beginning to form. Oncologist wants me to go another 5 yrs. Must decide if the side effects are worth it. Don't want to go through chemo and radiation again, either.

Condition: Breast Cancer
11/17/2013 1:07:23 AM

Reviewer: 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:
I feel pretty bad on tamoxifen. The hot flashes and chills haunt me all night. I feel very sad and empty since taking it. My joints hurt and body ache. Really hate this medication.

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