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I have been using Nolvadex for the last 12 months and have severe side effects - dry mouth - hot flashes - lower back pain and joint pains - also forgetfullness and dizziness. Do you know of any other medication as an alternative.

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Following a lumpectomy, chemo and radiation I took Tamoxofen for just over a year. The hot flashes were pretty miserable, but the bone and joint pain along with memory loss and extreme fatigue made me talk to my MD about quality of life issues. The side effects of the drugs made me decide to quit taking it.

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Twila | 35-44 | Female | On medication for 6 months to less than 1 year | Patient
5/21/2013
Condition: Breast Cancer
Overall rating 4.7
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At 40 I was diagnosed with breast cancer and after a lumpectomy and radiation I started Tamoxifen 10 mg twice a day. I have been taking it for 9 months and have had no adverse side effects. I can take it with or without food and it does not bother my stomach. Anything that may possibly help me survive this cancer and raise my children is ok with me - and a plus is no side effects so far.

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Anonymous | 45-54 | Female | On medication for 1 to less than 2 years | Patient
1/1/2013
Condition: Breast Cancer
Overall rating 2.3
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Following a lumpectomy, chemo and radiation I took Tamoxofen for just over a year. The hot flashes were pretty miserable, but the bone and joint pain along with memory loss and extreme fatigue made me talk to my MD about quality of life issues. The side effects of the drugs made me decide to quit taking it.

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Anonymous | 25-34 | Male | On medication for less than 1 month | Patient
11/13/2012
Condition: Other
Overall rating 5.0
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Helped treat mild symptoms of gyno

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Ruth | 65-74 | Female | On medication for 5 to less than 10 years | Patient
1/26/2012
Condition: Breast Cancer
Overall rating 4.7
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I had my 1st radical mastetomy (2+ nodes) & chemo in 1993, & 5 yr of tamoxifen. I had contralateral breast cancer about 12 yr after ending 5 yr of tamoxifen. Again had surgery & chemo & am in my 5th yr of tamoxifen (have some neuropathy now & had superficial thrombosis). My md advises continuing tamoxien beyond 5 yr. Tamoxifen saved my life and I feel totally healthy, except that I now have neuropathy, hair thinning & recently had superficial thrombophlebitis. I have decided that since the benefit of tamoxifen lasts at least 10 yr that at age 75 the risks of continuing tamoxifen beyond 5 yr outweigh any possible benefit. When 12 yrs roles around again, I will be 87 yr.

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Susan | 45-54 | Female | On medication for 1 to less than 2 years | Patient
11/30/2011
Condition: Breast Cancer
Overall rating 3.7
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I have been using Nolvadex for the last 12 months and have severe side effects - dry mouth - hot flashes - lower back pain and joint pains - also forgetfullness and dizziness. Do you know of any other medication as an alternative.

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