Nov 06, 2001 - 8:31 am
I started Tamoxifen in June and have experienced Chemopause. I have hot flashes and night sweats "big time". I started taking Remifemin because I heard it was safe for Estrogen + BC suvivors. It contains an herb called Black Cohosh. It seemed to help with the flashes a little. Then in a conversation with a friend having menapause flashes she told me she takes Black Cohosh tablets ... 500 mg. The Remifemin only has 20mg. I bought a bottle of Black Cohosh 540mg at WalMart for half the price of the Remifemin. I took one at night and it helped a lot with the sweats so I'm taking one at night and one in the morning as well. I checked the internet for information and it appears to be safe ... but WARNING ... I did not talk to my Oncologist yet so I do not have the go ahead with it or with the dosage. If anyone has talk to an Ocologist or GYN about it I'd love to hear what they have said.