Jan 29, 2013 - 5:03 pm
I am a breast cancer survivor two years down the road. I had a lumpectomy (Her2 Positive) and left armpit lymph node clearance back in September 2010. I had Chemo (Carboplatin and taxatere), Herceptin and Radiotherapy. I am currently on Tamoxifen (since April 2011) and have experienced tiredness since day one. However it is very difficult to describe the tiredness that I am complaining about because it's not a natural tiredness that a good nights sleep can cure but rather an overwhelming exhaustion that runs from head to toe with a blinding tiredness behind my eyes. Everyday I wake up feeling tired and stiff in the joints and it is really affecting my lifestyle which before my illness was busy busy busy. The thoughts of 3 more years feeling wreaked and drained of all energy had me in my Doctor's office today, where my Oncologist and I agreed that I would come off Tamoxifen for 6 weeks. In this way we can rule in or out whether Tamoxifen is the root cause of my particular tiredness. Either way I will have some serious decisions to make. Does the above make sense to anyone?