I hate this medication. Why? It has ruined my life. In July 2016, I started it and stopped it a couple of times because it made me severely depressed. Also, my oncologist did not give me any indication of my chances of getting cancer again if I didn’t take Tamoxifen. I re-started on 11/21/2016 because on that day my oncologist told me that I had a 50% chance of getting breast cancer again if I didn’t take it. I have asked about different options but I was told that because of my age this was the only medication.
Side effects I have from Tamoxifen:
joint pain, general pain, increased insomnia, increased memory problems, confusion, unsteady, vertigo, lack of interest in things (including life), increased hot flashes, more intense hot flashes, red eyes (looks like I’m high all the time), malaise, poor appetite and increased neuropathy pain. I think I have more but my mind is foggy right now.
Medications I’m taking:
- Effexor 37.5mg in the morning and 75mg at night – does not help with my side effects
- Neurontin 600mg twice a day – still have neuropathy pain
- Ambien 10mg at night – still have insomnia
- Tamoxifen 20mg at night (horrible side effects)
So, I stopped taking Tamoxifen. I can’t handle the side effects. I’ve been off this medication for a week now and have actually had interest in playing video games. I built a modern house for my vampire. The inside has more of a Victorian/vampire flare. I have put it on the Sims 4 gallery. It took me several hours but I did it! Even though, my interest in playing Sims has returned, I still feel really bad and fatigued. Thanks for reading and thanks for all the support!
Front view. Her rose bushes have died and her landscaping is overgrown.
View of upper deck. That big board is not a wall. It’s for painting murals.
Top view of her house.
Her bathroom. Right now, she’s taking a shower.
If you would like to download, my id is: VampCatz.