tamoxifen and leg pain and stopping taking tamox while travling

hi i have been getting severe pain in my right leg it is not cramps but like stabbing pains and i have only noticed it since i have been on tamoxifen so just need some reasurance really.
also has anybody stoped taking it for one or two weeks while they go on holiday as i want to go on holiday with out horrible side effects
thanks rose

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I do get a funny stabbing pain occaisionally in my left thigh which makes me feel sick and often need to sit down. I did not have this prior to starting tamoxifen, am not sure what it is. I did have a bone scan but that came back ok. I have not taken a tamoxifen holiday, am too scared too,
Emma x

hey there - two things -
first the pain - you could discuss with your GP to rule out other possibilities so you know its the tamox side effect and then you can “relax” into living with it a bit easier maybe? I get horrible cramp at night and it drives me crazy but after each bout i think well thats one less i have to have now …amazing how quick the 5 years seems to be passing.
seond the tamox holiday - years ago there was a lass on here who took a tamox holiday for her wedding and honey moon - with Onc support and agreement - not sure what the data says about it and any short or long term effects - I’m in the place where i now know how my body is with the tamox so just keep trucking on - don;t want to rock the boat incase the side effects go wacky again - they are now so predicatable its kind of reassuring!!!
best wishes whatever you decide,