Tamoxifen and Skin Changes

Hi - just wondering if anyone else has noticed skin changes whilst taking Tamoxifen? Being completely honest - I was supposed to start taking it in October but didn’t start until the November as I sat and stared at it every night not wanting to take it! It took me ages to get my head around having to take a tablet that has a list of negative side effects and from what data is out there I think about 50 percent of people prescribed it stop taking it! Anyway I started it and then have been quite hit and miss with it - gave myself a good talking too and started it routinely about 5 weeks ago and within 2 weeks my skin started to itch and I noticed that my face looks flushed quite a lot of the time - this used to happen during my chemo too when I had to take steroids.  Went to see a dermatologist (about a separate issue) and he said that it looks like I have rosacea which I believe has been brought on by the Tamoxifen - just wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience? 

Hi there,

I have experienced something very similar but didn’t relate it to the Tamoxifen. I bought some La Roche Posay Cicaplast cream and it has helped.

I’m temporarily off Tamoxifen as I had surgery and my skin has been fine, completely back to normal so I do think it’s the medication.

nit sure if this helps or not but might be worth giving the cream a go xx