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getting up the middle of every night for a wea ( herceptin & tamoxifen )

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Re: getting up the middle of every night for a wea ( herceptin & tamoxifen )

Hi girls, just read your posts and I experience the same, although I am on anastrozole.  Really noticed that i need to wee so much More. I take mine between 7 and 9 at night. Also have vaginal dryness but found Yes to be the best. Oh what we have to put up with, but as the saying goes where there's a will there's a way.  Stay strong lol xxxxxx

Re: getting up the middle of every night for a wea ( herceptin & tamoxifen )

Hi Angel, I have the same question! I'm relieved not to be the only one. I get up 3 times a night sometimes and it's exhausting. I started tamoxifen in October 2014. Finished rads in Dec. I'm Worried it might be something sinister but I've had enough so I'm scared to go to the GP

Re: getting up the middle of every night for a wea ( herceptin & tamoxifen )

Hi I'm on tamoxifen and have also been waking up between 3 and 4 a.m. Such a simple idea angiepops, thanks. I've switched to taking it in the morning when I get up and mostly sleep through until 6 now. 

Funnily enough I still get a severe hot flush at about 10 p.m. regardless of when I take it. Really annoying!

Luckily I haven't experienced any incontinence. Hope it's short-lived Kiki-Boo. xx

Re: getting up the middle of every night for a wea ( herceptin & tamoxifen )

Hiya fellow bc heros,

 

Wow, I thought it was just me!

I have eperienced needing a wee in the night for 3 and half months now on Tamoxifen; I do try not to drink too much in the evening and its some times makes a difference.

I have also started to experience slight incontinence! (I'm only 39!). I hate it as I feel like a old granny! Anyone else?

 

Thanks for the shares, it helps.


Kate x

Re: getting up the middle of every night for a wea ( herceptin & tamoxifen )

hi

ive been taking tamoxifen for 18 months, and i was getting up every night at 4am, so  started taking it at 5 oclock teatime and now i sleep all night. strange but true

angie xx

Re: getting up the middle of every night for a wea ( herceptin & tamoxifen )

hi all .. thanks for your replys . i too have hot flushes and night sweats . im waiting for my doctor to call me back today as i want to mention this all to him . ive read it can be water retention which tamoxifen causes . so shall let you know what he says x but this broken sleep is driving me mad as it takes me about an hour to get to sleep lol x

Re: getting up the middle of every night for a wea ( herceptin & tamoxifen )

Hi Ladies, I have been on tamoxifen for four months now and find I wake every night to go to the toilet it is easing to once or twice but at the start I felt like I was up and down all night ! It also seems to correspond with having a hot flush and this happens during the day too?? Does anyone else have this ? xxx

Re: getting up the middle of every night for a wea ( herceptin & tamoxifen )

Hi Angel, I was waking up between 2 and 3am. 15 months after surgery I have suddenly started sleeping through some nights. I have no idea why, but it is lovely!  I am on Tam, so blame every thing on it.  Not sure if it is a menopause thing. I tried reducing fluids in the evening and trying to keep my eyes shut and not look at the clock, drinking lots of alcohol and drinking no alcohol, but once I have woken up I have to get up for a wee before I can go back to sleep. I have found a lot of the discomfort from radiotherapy has eased off after the 12 months mark and the sleep is now improving, so I think you just have to hang on in there.

Re: getting up the middle of every night for a wea ( herceptin & tamoxifen )

Hi Angel 77 - been on tamoxifen since end of August and I'm up every night for a pee, usually around 4am. I've found it helps not to drink anything after 9am. Hope this helps

getting up the middle of every night for a wea ( herceptin & tamoxifen )

hi all ... i have a question for you all ... i got diagnosed march 2014 had operation in april 2014 and then chemo and radiotheraphy which finished in october 2014 . im still on herceptin ( 7 more to go ) and on tamoxifen still which started september 2014 .. well heres the problem i get a swollen belly every evening and  i am getting up every night to go a wea its always around 4 am .. can some one please tell me if its due to the treatment im still on ? is anyone else having the same problem.. driving me mad keep waking up every night x thanks 4 reading