... growth? I am experiencing that in this past year. I have had a chronic cough,I am tired all the time, and hot flashes every day. I also bruise easily,my face is breaking out,I get muscle cramps and charlie horses. I am 60 years old
After breast cancer two years ago I have been taking tamoxifen. Do you get lots of facial hair?
Question posted by peggy whitney on 20 Nov 2011
Last updated on 2 May 2014 by Tarlo
Yes, tamoxifen exacerbates menopausal symptoms including facial hair growth.
The hair growth is more a direct effect of tamoxifen-induced menopause as opposed to a side effect of tamoxifen.
Have you considered trying a hair removal cream available from your pharmacy?
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