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kathypaper posted:
In April 2001 I was diagnosed with stage2 breast cancer. I was just 50. I had a lumpectomy and then 7 weeks of radiation. That was followed by tamoxifen for 5 years. I am wondering if any new friends out there received bubbles in their skin(forehead) from the med. I think that the tamoxifen blocked the estrogen, since my tumor was estrogen induced, but we need estrogen for good skin. I attribute the bad skin to the tamoxifen. Just curious if anyone had that happen to them also. Another thing is that I used to be much more energetic and now I cant do what I used to do. I think the tamoxifen leaves you very tired. Dont get me wrong I am so glad to be alive but I am a very curious person and question many things. Thanks Kathypaper
rachael67 responded:
Kathy, I had no experience with Tamoxifen, but hope you will get some responses from those who did.

Also, please post this on the Breast Cancer Community as well...That site is much more active and the chances of you getting answers would be increased.

Just when the caterpillar thought her world was over, she became a butterfly! Don't give up five minutes before the miracle!!
motherblair responded:
know what you mean about the tiredness. Since I have been on tamoxifen, i feel very fatigued at times, Kathypaper. I have been on tamoxifen for 5 years now and have not experienced any bubbles in my skin, but do have a lot of leg problems. Are you taking any multivitamins? I take some and find them to give me a little pep sometimes.

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