My friend was advised acupuncture to get rid of side effects. I hope this helps. As I know in the initial phase of tamoxifen treatment, it may stimulate ovulation and thus making the women more fertile. My friend had sex problems with her husband because she didn't want to have sex with him for months. Therefore a year later her husband decided to divorce her referring to the fact that he doesn't see a future in their relationship http://breakupangels.com/tag/men/. I think only assholes can break up with their partners at such a difficult time.
Hi Jill, thanks for replying. It's reassuring to know I can reach out to others who understand. I am 4 weeks into my new brand of Tamoxifen (TEVA) and it's effects feel the same! The other option i've discussed and had agreed by my ongologist & gyneacologist, is a hysterectomy, however it seems such a big step to take, I thought i'd see if things improved which they haven't!! X
Here I am 2 years, since I was diagnosed with stage 2 BC. Had mastectomy with expander inserted, 6 cycles of chemo, 3 weeks of radio. I had 2nd mastectomy 8 months ago, with breast reconstruction using implants and LD flap. I have been taking Tamoxifen for 1 year now (9 to go).
Tamoxifen is ruining my life! and my marriage. My husband has been amazing throughout the whole ordeal, but now he doesn't know what to do! My behaviour is irrational and I plummet into the darkest depressive state, I know it will pass as there is a pattern, but trying to explain this and expect him to remain unaffected seems impossible.
I am healthy, I exercise, I practice mindfulness, yoga, i have a changed perspective on my lovely life and family, i've had postive sessions with my psychologist. My oncologist suggested a 5 week break from tamoxifen, I actually felt like my old pre diagnosed self!! Then 3 weeks back on it and it's started again. How can a medication be so cruel? Chemo was undescribeable, but it's something you endure to stay alive. I'm 45 with 3 children, if I were older i'd probably not take it. I am struggling, and would like to know if there is anyone who is feeling this way too? X