For three years, I’ve been taking Tamoxifen, a medication that will help keep my breast cancer from returning. The first two years, I dealt with some very unpleasant side effects, including nausea, fatigue, headaches, eye pain, and mood swings that made me certain I was going insane.
My doctor would confidently tell me that she judged the benefits of taking this medication far outweighed the side effects. There were days I begged to differ.
This year, since my RNY gastric bypass, the nausea has been much less. I am grateful for that. I have 7 years to go before I will be allowed to stop taking this medicine, but I’m grateful for it.
3 down. 7 to go. Happy Anniversary, Tamoxifen!