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9/27/10 1:05 P

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I know how frustrating it can be to try so had to do everything right to lose weight and still not see results. I am currently on a couple of other meds that have caused a 35 - 40 pound gain and I am working really hard to lose it but not an ounce has dropped. When you take tamoxifen (or any other med) weight loss is kind of out of your control. As you know, there are other hormone blockers. Have you asked you doctor about making a switch to one of them? Is your doctor alarmed about your gain? What is it that you cannot do? the result you see is that you are alive and a survivor. Some days are really hard, but you have to remain positive. Think of all the people you are blessed with in your life. Try hard to be thankful for each day. I know this team is sending you good thoughts.

Edited by: RBP1952 at: 9/27/2010 (13:06)
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9/27/10 11:20 A

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I have talked to my doc. I am 37 and still have my ovaries, so it looks like Tamox. is my only choice.

I have been meeting with a dietician, we are trying to jump start things. I am doing everything right, and seeing no results. It is so tough, and I just can't accept it. I know I should, but I mentally just keep seeing myself working this hard for 5 years with no results. I don't think I can do it. I agreed to work with the dietician for 3 weeks REALLY hard to see what happens. She is convinced I will lose something. I haven't seen any results yet.





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9/27/10 11:15 A

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Have you talked to your Dr? Perhaps he/she can help you. There are other drugs you could take, and perhaps you should be on one of them. And if you are "holding your own" on the weight (up a lb, down a lb) maybe you should just accept it FOR NOW, and when you are done, then you can take it off. If you are exercising, especially walking, and drinking lots and lots of water, watching your diet, etc. you shouldn't gain. Try really hard for 30 days, and see what happens. In fact, I'm on a stupid plateau, and if you'll work at it for 30 days, I will too, and we'll challenge and support each other.


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9/27/10 10:58 A

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I am having a HORRIBLE time with tamoxifen and my weight. I have been literally doing everything in my power to lose weight and have seen no results. One dinner at a restaurant and I will see a gain. It's super frustrating. I will have been on the tamoxifen 1 year in November. I don't know how much more I can take.

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9/22/10 3:04 A

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Hi,
I've been on it a year and a half now. Chemo put me into menopause and Tamoxifen is keeping me there. With that I get the lovely hot flashes and mood swings. When I feel sad or sorry for myself I still medicate with food. I haven't really gained anything (2 lbs. up then 2 lbs. down) but I haven't lost much. Chemo put 25 lbs on and I have only just lost that.
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9/21/10 3:15 P

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Hi Dee,
I started taking Tamoxifen in March. My weight stayed pretty stable until I started Spark People, and since then I've lost a few pounds. The weight's dropping a little slower than I'd like, but I don't know if that's an effect from the Tamoxifen. Since my tumor was so estrogen-responsive, my odds of survival go way up if I take Tamoxifen, so I'm happy not to have any weight gain from it!

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I did 5 years of tamoxifen, and did not have any weight gain either. I can't say I lost a lot either, but I did lose rather than gain. Good luck!


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RBP1952's Photo RBP1952 Posts: 933
9/21/10 11:17 A

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Three and one half years ago, I finished 2 1/2 years on Tamoxifen. I never had any problem with weight gain. I think the only side effect for me was an increase in joint pain. Hope this helps a little.
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If your dog is fat, you are not getting enough exercise!

Anytime you think you can't, you're right!!

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the time after it's passed.


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9/21/10 9:25 A

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Hi Y'all!
I will be starting Tamoxifen (keeping a close, skeptical eye on the potential side effects) and I am wondering - for those of you who are taking it - if you have experienced weight gain from this medicine.
How has taking Tamoxifen affected your weight?

Thanks,
Dee

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