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Condition: Breast Cancer
2/19/2015 3:47:37 AM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Sudden onset of menopause signs and symptoms didn't sit well with my body. I was still quite young. My body got so confused. I ended up bleeding for 10 months in a row so stopped taking it.

Condition: Breast Cancer
2/11/2015 10:11:05 PM

Reviewer: melissagordon, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Hot flashes depression, the worst of all is my "fit of rage" over nothing. I get so upset over the littlest things that I feel like I'm having a panic attack(start breathing really deep almost like I cant catch my breathe. I can live with hot flashes,aches,pains,headaches,etc. but I CAN'T LIVE WITH THE ANGRY

Condition: Breast Cancer
12/11/2014 11:00:58 AM

Reviewer: Native Detroiter, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was diagnosed with stage 0 breast cancer in my right breast in Jan. 2011; Lumpectomy in Feb. 2011; Radiation (6 weeks) March thru April 2011; and started taking the Tamoxifen medication in May 2011. I have been taking Tamoxifen for over three years now. I have had excessive hot flashes and mood swings. In the summer of 2013, I had to take a two months break from the medication because of my hot ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer
10/15/2014 3:02:23 PM

Reviewer: asuwish229, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I put effective because in 2 years of taking the "half dose" (10mg) I have remained cancer free. I however have not felt like myself since the week I started it. I have anxiety (added Ativan to my drugs) hot flashes and mood swings (added Effexor 75 mg) but I still have had almost all of the side effects listed. Eyes have trouble focusing, but I do not need glasses. Bone/joint aches even ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer
10/12/2014 12:17:22 PM

Reviewer: JustPlainTired, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had a lumpectomy with nodes removed and was told I was cancer free. As a precaution, had radiation but no chemo. Then I was put on Tamoxifen. This medication got progressively worse as I took it. During my two months of taking the medication, I experienced chills, night sweats, extreme spike in sugar readings, aches and pains -- so bad I could not make it from room to room, face rash, etc. ... Show Full Comment

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