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Side effects of Tamoxifen

I just started with Tamoxifen last week.  My oncologist mentined that one of the side effects is blood clotting.  He gave me a presciption for Warfarin 2 mg to take to prevent blood clotting.  I am hesitant to take warfarin because of it's side effects.  My argument is that not everyone taking Tamoxifen could experience this side effect.  I don't have a history of blood clotting.  Is it really a good idea to take Warfarin to prevent the clotting even if I just started with Tamoxifen?  I have not started taking Warfar

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Tamoxifen (Oral Route) Side Effects - Mayo Clinic


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Find information about common, infrequent and rare side effects of Tamoxifen Oral.
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Tamoxifen (Nolvadex) - Side Effects, Dosage, Interactions - Drugs


Tamoxifen may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: Increased bone or tumor pain; Pain or reddening around the ...
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Tamoxifen | Side Effects, Dosage, Uses & More


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Tamoxifen Side Effects - Breast Cancer Home Page


Common tamoxifen side effects include hot flashes, abnormal menstrual periods, dizziness, and water retention. However, most people tolerate the drug without problems.
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Learn about tamoxifen for breast cancer treatment and prevention. Tamoxifen’s side effects may include hot flashes, depression, nausea and/or other symptoms.
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Side effects of Tamoxifen

There are some  things that increase a person's risk of  developing blood clots with Tamoxifen. One of them is smoking. But even then, I have never heard of Warfarin being prescribed preventatively for the purpose you are describing in an otherwise healthy person. if I were you, I may want to ask my PCP, or other oncologist, like radiation oncologist about this, or even ask on the professional forum which you can find and click on the right side of this page.
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Tamoxifen and cognitive problems: It's not "all in your head."

Thanks for posting .... I'm sure it will be of interest to many who visit our Comm.  Cognitive problems ARE indeed all in your head ... LOL :) ... (sorry about that, couldn't resist). Good Work bb 2222 !!!
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Swollen arm due to Tamoxifen?

This wouldn't be a side effect of Tamoxifen. This could very well be Lymphedema and she should see a Physical Therapist that has special training in the treatment of LE ... and she should do this ASAP. This is a chronic condition that develops after her type of surgery which involves the excision of lymph nodes. This can be treated with massage and compression garments (sleeves and gloves) and sometimes special wrapping of the extremity. Please have her start treatment soon as the longer it's left untreated, the harder it is to control.  Kindest regards ...
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possible tamoxifen side effect? in pain...

What you describe are symptoms of Tamoxifen side effects. Since you had bilat. mastectomies I doubt that clean margins were not obrtained but I suppose it might be possible if the chest wall were involved. If this is true then Radiation would certainly be recommended. Regards ...
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surgery or tamoxifen?

The drug of choice would depend on whether you are pre or post-menopausal. As far as oophorectomy is concerned I suggest you discuss this with your Oncologist before making any decision. This method is done in many cases and for various reasons.   Regards ....
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Tamoxifen side effects

I've been on Tamoxifen 2 years, premenopausal also...can't say as my acne is severe, but I seem to have the same set of cysts/pimples all the time.  The healing time seems to be delayed.  I recently went to using a hydrogen peroxide based cleanser instead of salicylic acid based.  It has helped somewhat, but can't say it's fixed it. I would inquire of your general practitioner if a round of antibiotics or two would help the situation.  At one time in my adult life, I had a severe breakout and had to take antibiotics to help. Since chemo seems to depress the immune system, it could be an after effect of the chemo and your immune system.   Ask your doc, or seek guidance from a dermatologist.   How's the mood swings and hot flashes?  That was worse for me when I first started.
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Tamoxifen side effects

Hi there. These symptoms that you are experiencing may indeed be  due to the tamoxifen but the best course of action for now, is to ensure that this is not due to thrombotic phenomenon or blood clots which is the more serious etiology.  I suggest that you inform your doctor about this to have it evaluated.  He may request venous doppler scans if he would have a high index of suspicion for thrombosis.  For now, have adequate rest and avoid trauma to the area. Regards and God bless.
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tamoxifen side effects -

Hi. How are you doing? The symptoms you are experiencing may be related to tamoxifen intake as this drug may cause fatty liver and would produce symptoms of abdominal bloatedness and mild pain.  However, this is not commonly experienced by patients taking tamoxifen.   I would suggest consulting your medical oncologist for further evaluation.  A possibility of disease recurrence in the abdomen should be ruled-out. Good luck.
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arimidex side effect?

With the information you give concerning your problem with your WBC that isn't much of a change ...  you might discuss it with your Oncologist though. This isn't really one of the side effects that we normally think of for Arimidex
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tamoxifen hair loss

Barb, What are all the drugs that you've been taking?  Have you talked about the side effects with your doctor and/or nurses?  I got many helpful pointers from them about coping with side effects. I lost my hair with taxotere and carboplatin, which I ended in March.  I am still taking herceptin, tamoxifen and zometa and it is growing back pretty evenly, though not fast.  I was unbelievably tired during the earlier drugs, but my energy level is about normal now.   I lost about half my toenails and have to keep my fingernails cut very short bacuase they split and crumble when they get wet.  I bought a box of nitrile gloves on ebay one size bigger than necessary to make it easy on and off and use them when cooking  and cleaning.  This helps protect my nails.  I went to a podiatrist about my toenails because they were growing crooked, thickened and falling off and I couldn't bend to cut them without throwing up and was at my wit's end.  He was very kind and gentle and took care of them until I could take over with them and helped me so much. When you feel tired and these strange things keep coming on, it is hard to stay positive.  Remember that this will change.  I found that having no hair really didn't bother me after the first month or so.  I got some cool looking "pirate scarves" and wore them most of the time, except when I was singing in church.  Then I wore my wig.  The wig looked really good (different than usual, but good. Talk to your doctors about your depression to see if it needs treated.  Right now, you need to take care of you.   I had many side effects from my treatment and still have several lingering problems.  But we are all far stronger than we ever knew.  I look at every day as a new adventure.  Sometimes the adventure is a side trip that I did not want to take.  Sometimes it is an opportunity to meet incredible people.  Find the silver lining to every problem and it will help you look at things in a better light. Do something every day that makes you smile, even when you're too tired to laugh out loud.  If you have friends asking what they can do to help, tell them to send you an email with a joke, a photo, something that lets you know they're thinking of you and that you can look at when you feel like it.  Before I started chemo, I decided that I would live by this motto: Adapt and/or endure, with laughter.  Sometimes my laughter was a grimace, or only a twitch of the lips, but I got through the ugly part and you will, too. Thinking of you.  Keep in touch.  We've all been through a lot and will do what we can to help.
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