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tamoxifen and dry cough

mjjones453
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anyone have experience with this, what helps?

pattimc
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I've been on Tamoxifen since 2009 but just recently developed a cough...esp. at night. I didn't think it was Tamoxifen..thought maybe allergies. But then again...maybe it is the Tamoxifen???

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robang13
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My aunt who is on her second round of this says it gave her a cough that never goes away! She sucks on candy or something all the time. Just another wonderful side effect!

Angela

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LoveBabyJesus
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I just started tamofixen 3 weeks ago. But thanks for posting this so I won't panic if it happens to me.

Hope you feel better soon.

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sea60
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especially the last 2, when allergies strike...I get a really bad cough that lasts a long time. I'm not sure if Tamoxifen is the culprit but maybe it has something to do with my immunity system. I don't bounce back as fast as I used to.

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Kat11
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There seems to be alot of us with Allergies after chem. I asked my ONC and she said it's possible.My allergies which I never had before started durning chemo and now are so bad I take Meds for them. I coughed for 4 months before we figured this out. Nose bleeds as well.The cough would be so bad they took x ray twice. Then I would get a break and then it would start again. I have an inhaler I carry with me to. It's a nasal spray they gave me and it works really good. Good luck
Kathy

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SIROD
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If your cough doesn't go away in 3 weeks, see your primary doctor or oncologist as a precaution.

Best,

Doris

disneyfan2008
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I clear my throat constantly...not sure if from TAmox (I have been on it for 3 yrs Aug)

Denise

countingdays
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I realize this board is old, but if you still get updates, please tell me what your dry cough feels like. I want to know the difference between a dry cough and a lung concern, if there is one. Thank you!

Josie21
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When I was on tamoxifen I had a dry cough and I still get it now on Aromasin.  It is a nagging cough that was consistent all day and got a little worse at night.  Of course you should have it checked, but my cough was due to acid reflux.  It took them forever to figure that out.  The cough was at its worst when I was at work.  That should have been my biggest clue that it was reflux.  I hope your cough turns out to be a simple problem like that.  

Hugs,

Ginny

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