Will they ever get any better or only get worse?
27 Jan 2010
I've been on Tamoxifen for 4 years now. Nothing is better now - except that I haven't relapsed with cancer! But - ugh - hot flashes and night sweats are horrible and seem to get worse over time, at least for me. They cause embarassment in public - and lack of sleep at night. Yeh, hot flashes are "part of the change and part of life" - but I've had chemo induced menopause, and I don't see ANYONE who is experiencing normal menopause having the same "kind" of hot flashes. I stopped taking my Tamoxifen to see if it would reverse - it didn't. I guess all you can do is stay postive that you're alive and try not to kill someone if they hurt your feelings about your temperature. I personally think it will never get better - even after the five years. Anyone more experienced than I with a more positive encouraging viewpoint?
15 Jun 2012
i've been taking tamoxifen for a year the heat flashes were all day and night getting worse daily, my doctor put me on xanax which is for anxiety, it also keeps my body cool, i have an appeite again, i haven't had a heat flash in 3 months, i take 1mg xanax 3 times a day, i was at the point were i was going to stop the tamoxifen, now i have no side effects at all, talk to your doctor about anxiety meds
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