Hi there. Just picked up my first tamoxifen prescription. My 10 year old has just gone down with a sickness bug so might delay a couple of days but keen to get cracking. Grateful for top tips! Lots have said take at bed time. Does it have to be exact same time everyday? With or without food?
Hey blue80. I would see how you go with taking it a bed time. As i found when i started to first take it that i got really bad hot flushes that were keeping me up at night. So my doctors suggested taking at breakfast time. I was told to take it around the same time & with food. The hot flushes did ease off. Might be different for you, as everyone is different with it.
Hoping you dont get too many side effects. Xx
I take mine on the evening just because I’ve had a proper meal… I’m not great with tablets so my thinking was that I would be better taking after a good meal. Been on them now since July
Thanks. How are you finding it? Taking my first one tonight xxx
I’ve got hot flushes and brain fog but Im hoping they will ease… But I have to admit it wasn’t something I disputed … I didn’t want to risk it coming back and the risk from the other was less than the cancer coming back. Hopefully you’ll be ok xx
I was on tamoxifen for 8 years. Side effects for me were terrible hot sweats and aches. The hot flushes drove me crazy. They hair would be soaked within minutes and my t-shirts would be wet down my back, under my boobs and arm pits.
I took mine at night on the advice of my oncologist. Its no fun but if it reduces the risk of cancer returning then its got to be worth a go. Good luck