Hi All thanks for the replies, I am 69 days on tamoxifen now and still taking laxatives (laxido). I take just one sachet per day, but drink fresh smoothies that I put seeds in (flax, hemp, sunflower and pumpkin). I also take sageleaf. The hot sweats and flushes are still there but not as bad, the moods however are! I am seeing my consultant on Wed 19th March so will ask about all these issues. I have also developed a dry cough too! I too feel like chucking my tablets but I keep thinking give it time, but 2 years and people are still having issues...................oh well will ask on Wed. If you want to make smoothies for yourself, I bought one of these (at full price). http://direct.asda.com/Hinari-MB280-Genie-Multi-Attachment-Blender/001567172,default,pd.html&cmpid=ppc-_-ad-pla-_-ggle-pla-_-Appliances-_-001567172&cm_mmc=ad-ppc-_-ggle-pla-_-Appliances-_-001567172&istCompanyId=71f4ae42-94c5-4821-aa58-05eff6da2486&istItemId=ipqimiqa&istBid=tztx It is FAB! I use it every day. It even grinds spices!!! It helps you consume your five a day (plus more) in a more enjoyable way. It is also MUCH cheaper than the Nutribullet (retails for £100). There are tons of recipes out there to play with. Thanks all xx
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Hi Lizzy, I too had a WLE and SNB on the 9th Dec 2013. I also got my results on the 18th and they where good. I have real up and down days, depends on who I am with at times. I have this one person who seems to want to belittle my cancer (they had bladder cancer in Aug 13). She keeps on telling me that I have not got cancer anymore. The other week was the final straw so I have not bothered with her and it has made me feel much happier. I have been on citalopram during my menopause, it does take a while for it to kick in, but it is really good at keeping your mood on an even path, well it did for me. I started my radiotherepy on the 23rd Jan 14, up until that time I too felt anxious and to be honest at times get sick of hearing about cancer. It seems that it is all people want to ask you about! When I got diagnosed with breast cancer I was devistated, and all the emotions that you go through are unreal. I kept thinking how others must feel and do they really know what is going to happen, so, I started a Facebook page. It is about any form of cancer. I write down my experiences and feelings. I have also posted pictures. I have been surprised at how many people are accessing my page and say that it has helped them too. I will post a link, any one is quite welcome to post their experiences, feelings etc on it. All I ask is that people are respected for what they have to say. It may however get deleted by the moderation team. We will feel normal when all our treatment is over......................that is what I tell myself!! https://www.facebook.com/Roofyscancerpage
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Hi I am new here and have been on tamoxifen for 18 days.
My mouth is always dry as is my skin. I take in lots of water. I have bottles everywhere, car bedroom and any where I go I take a drink. I recentley decided to change my diet too. I had an emergency operation for a hernia 9 days after breast surgery.I have had prolems with my bowels for years (after a hysterectomy). I was informed that I'd had a hernia for many many years and this has caused the bowel problems. So I bought granola and nuts, plus extra fruit. Well yesterday I had the mother of all constipation to the extent that I could not pass anything without having excrutiating pain (I have haemorrhiods too). I even managed to get an enema which helped a little. I did manage to get shut of the blockage, oh had taken lactulose and senna for 2 days too.
To be honest I am quite fed up with feeling like a medical marvel since being diagnosed with breat cancer on 14th Now 2013. So any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I also have major hot flushes, not sweats even though I have gone through the change. I feel constantly peckish even after eating so snack more than I should. I have now banned nuts and granola from my house as this is what I was passing and think it may have caused an anal fissure.
I have bought prune juice and tons of extra fruit, pro-biotic drinks and live yoghurt to repopulate my gut flora. As I said though I have had quite enough and do not want to be to and fro-ing to the GP. I have only just started my radiotherapy so I think I have enough appointments for now.
Any advice please.
(typed whilst sitting on a cushion)
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