I have your symptoms entirely. Enormous bloated belly attacks me every day. On a good day, I look 5 mos pregnant, on a bad day, I look like I am about to give birth. I am 56 years old and people ask me " When are you due"?. I gave away all my beautiful size 8 clothes and am a 14/16 now. I am on tamoxifen for 9 yrs. 1 more to go. I am BRCA 2 so, it was important to stick with. I reach so badly t9 food. I had the tests and am healthy. It's this trapped gfas and wind that hits me. It's now chronic. I no longer have good days w a flat belly. After my oopherectomy I was put on anastrazole. It nearly debilitated me with stiffness. I handle the tamoxifen ok and the protection provides peace of mind. Definitely stiff but, perhaps age related to some degree.
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I could barely move I was so stiff a few years ago. My knees would crunch like celery when I sat down and everything ached and I felt 75 instead of 50.. I had been rear ended by a drunk driver and was furious that this woman took my youth and vitality from me. My ortho finally said, perhaps it's the meds. I had switched to anastrazole from tamoxifen after gething the oooerectomy and made the switch just before the accident. I read side effects, called my oncologist on Christmas eve to complain and she said stop the drugs. Guess what, within the week I got my life back. Felt great and got back on the tamoxifen after a break. I am on it 9 years now. One more to go. I am a whale. Went from a size 8 after 3 kids, to an enormous belly at a size 14. 16 likely ahead. I never thought I would see the day. Fortunately, my new husband loves every inch of me! But, it's a challenge for me w clothes, etc. I am not out and about as I used to be, a bit embarrassed by the Tammy belly. Other than that, never been happier, 9 yrs post-lumpectomy and radiation, BRCA 2 positive. I thank God for every day he gives me the gift of being alive and well!
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