Nov 06, 2002 - 7:37 pm
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2002 -- mastectomy with breast reconstruction done in April. In July I lost the implant due to a sinus infection which seeded to the implant (removed in the doctors office). I went on Tamoxifen in May and seemed to handle it pretty well until September which I started feeling very depressed (the hot flashes were about 10 a day). My onco took me off for a month, then I started back on it Nov 1 and boy oh boy did the side effects come back with a bang! She has taken me off completely, my onco does not want to put me on anti-depressants. Now I'm waiting for the side effects to decrease -- I haven't been to work as I can't seem to concentrate and crying all the time. I just want to get on with my life -- these side effects were not discussed originally so I really did not know what was going on. I'm rambling but can't help it -- I'm angry and want to take control of myself again. Any ideas???????????