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is anyone on tamoxifen & Zoladex injections

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Re: is anyone on tamoxifen & Zoladex injections

Hi Clare

thank you for your lovely little message. I am getting used to the flushes but do not like them good job they only last a few minutes I have to leave my desk lol flushes at work ☹️
I will up my bananas great tip they are full of potassium but I feel these tamoxifen have made me gain weight, are anastrozole doing that to you? 
mind you I need to start moving more not felt very energetic since diagnosed.

i have not had a blood test since either I will speak to my oncologist.

thanks again have a great weekend 😘

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Re: is anyone on tamoxifen & Zoladex injections

I am on anastrozole along with the Zoladex injection.  I am currently like yourself having hot flushes.  I had a blood test done as I am having my calcium infusion tomorrow and was told my potassium was low.  Hardly surprising as one of the things that causes  low potassium is sweating abnormally lol!!!

It has been suggested that I will be given potassium tablets to take along with another blood test in 2 weeks.  I eat 2/3 bananas a day along with other sources of potassium. 

Regards Clare 

 

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Re: is anyone on tamoxifen & Zoladex injections

Thank you Bernard I’ve kinda learned to roll with Tamoxifen so far so good with few side affects.

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Re: is anyone on tamoxifen & Zoladex injections

Hi pinkyfleur

I apologise for picking up your message late.

Would it be helpful to speak to someone in our nursing team about this? You can reach us on freephone 0808 800 6000: https://breastcancernow.org/information-support/support-you/call-our-helpline.

Our team is always willing to help out with any advice, so don't think twice about being in touch!

Sending our best wishes

Bernard

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is anyone on tamoxifen & Zoladex injections

Hi all 

I am about to start Tamoxifen so wondering if any of you lovely ones can share any tips on maybe a vitamin supplement to help with side effects & how you cope with the tablet, did you find taking it at a set time each day helped?

had my first injection of Zoladex on Friday & so far felt okay.

 I’m Vit D deficient so a bit worrying about bones & dreading hot flushes 🌈🙏💪thank you