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Tamoxifen & Weight

blackbandana
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Joined: Apr 2001

Hi, I just wanted to see how long it took to lose weight once you came off Tamoxifen. Has anyone recently finished and had a problem with weight? Thanks.

24242
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Joined: Mar 2001

I just wanted to say I gained a pile of weight while I was on treatments. I found that being heavier seemed to be much easier than not having any fat to feast off when we aren't feeling well and eating well.
After treatments I quit smoking so that too added a few more pounds, aging a few more I must of gained a good 50 lbs after the first year of my dx. Many of us bloat up retain water and all of that. I am looking forward to getting in shape agian once I get over my last hurtle. That seems to be the only way I can keep the fat off is by being active. That I am not at this time. Hope you don't worry about this change in your body. In time you too will see it change and loose weight again.
Be good to yourself,
Tara24242

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iris48
Posts: 92
Joined: May 2002

I am on Tamoxifen for almost three months now and on March 21,2002 I made a decision to lose weight. I have read thoroughly Dr. Atkins diet and use the book as a constant reference. By April 21, I lost 15 lbs or 4" around the chest, 4" on my waist and 4" smaller on the thighs. I am eating salads and non-sweet vegetables and vary them. I have enjoyed meat, fish, poultry, eggs and have learned to make desserts within the parameters. My energy has improved and I am still losing inches. At least three times a week, I am walking 30 to 35 minutes. This is the induction part of the four part program. I have eliminated all sugar in all forms, grains that means all breads, cakes, crumbs, etc., and no fruit. I use splenda sugar substitute and Stevia (sometimes I mix the two which gives a better taste). The success is encouraging. The vegetarian diet and low-fat diets or lifestyles didn't work well for me and Atkins seems to. Hope this helps you. Iris

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