Aug 10, 2010 - 12:19 pm
I'm sorry if these questions have been brought up before...
I just started using Effexor (75 mg) and Tamoxifen (20 mg) a month or so ago. I had been using Zoloft (50 mg) for anxiety, but had to switch to Effexor when I started the Tamoxifen. I feel like I'm going to jump out of my skin and clobber someone, or cry them to death. I did call the onc office yesterday and talked to the nurse. She suggested that I take the Effexor at night because it's making me really sleepy during the day. At least I think it's the Effexor making me sleepy. Then she said to call back if I don't feel better in a few days. In a few days I may in jail or in a padded room! Or both! ha ha
How do I know what symptoms go with which medicine? Last week was my first period since starting Tamoxifen, and I had a migraine every day. I figured that was the hormone change. Am I turning bi-polar? Do I just need time to adjust? Will my hair ever be dry again? Will I ever be my 'old' self who never shed a tear in front of anyone, but now has to run to the restroom at work? I'm feeling like I'm cracking up. Not that I'm wishing there's anyone else out there that feels this way, I'm just guessing I'm not the only one with adjustment issues. I am going to go back to kickboxing class tonight. I figure hitting something will make me feel much better. Chocolate and booze aren't helping! :-)
Thanks for your help ladies. You are the only ones I feel comfortable discussing this with. I feel like people at work ask, but don't REALLY want to know all the details. And that's fine, I get it... I'm just feeling a bit lost lately.