Dealing with Hysterectomy for Endometriosis worsened by Tamoxifen
Started a thread on this on old forum but can't find so here goes again. 2 years on Tamoxifen (post IDC, surgery & radio) led to horrendous pain, bleeding and fatigue as well as depression. Severe endometriosis diagnosed so obs/gynae scheduled full hysterectomy plus endo surgery for next month. Would love to hear anyone else's experience of similiar especially if positive. As I am early 40's so premenopausal, am concerned about impact of surgical menopause esp as I was ER/PR + so can't have HRT. Have been told that Citalopram can help with hot flushes and night sweats as well as mood swings. I have a high pain threshold & snapped back from childbirth, miscarriages & BC surgery so believe me when I say the physical pain from the endo plus the fatigue and depression has been far more debilitating than anything I have had previously. Really hope this will resolve it and if doc puts me on AI instead of Tamox after surgery, that it is easier to put up with.