Many thanks for your recommendation on the mattress topper and pillow cases.... will browse their website.
Am about to try the lady care magnet..... was waiting for feedbacks before purchasing.
I too have severe leg cramps.... darn painful 😖
How are you doing today..... hope that All is well with you.
I have taken Tamoxifen since am 45 and now am 49....suppose to take it till am 55......am one of those that have a list of side effects - weight gain about 3 plus stones, joint aches and pains, horrendous hot flushes and night sweats, tired, low moods, high anxiety. Am not even 50 but do feel like a creaky 90 year old woman too!
Sounds crazy but still persevering .....
There are women who do well.....with little or no side effects. Everyone reacts differently.
Wishing you well and hope that you will feel better.
Everyone reacts differently to Tamoxifen and some people do experience more side effects than others. Some people find that side effects do settle after a few months but for some the side effects continue and can cause ongoing distress and disrupt their everyday life.
If you have a breast care nurse do talk to her about this and about how you are struggling emotionally. You may want to try again to see your oncologist as he/she may suggest treatments that can help.
Many women put on weight as a result of breast cancer treatment and the emotions involved with being diagnosed. There is, however, no evidence that weight gain is related to taking tamoxifen.
Menopausal symptoms are often reported due to breast cancer treatment especially hormone therapy such as tamoxifen. Our menopausal symptoms and diet and breast cancer booklets have more information about managing these side effects.
Many people are surprised at how emotional they feel at this time. Adapting to life can often be difficult especially when you no longer have much contact with your specialist team. You may like to consider our Moving forward courses which can be informative and reassuring at this time. We also have a service called Someone Like Me if you think it would help to talk to someone who has had a similar experience.
Do call our free, confidential Helpline if you would like to talk this through or have any further questions. The number is 0808 800 6000. We’re here Monday to Saturday from 9am. On Wednesdays we’re open until 7pm, other weekdays it’s 5pm and on Saturdays it’s 1pm.
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