Concentration difficulties effect of Tamoxifen

We have 283 consumer reports for Tamoxifen. Concentration difficulties effect occurred in 3%.

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Tamoxifen Circle Diagram 9 consumers of 283 reported about Concentration difficulties

  1. Lola E. Rivera says:
    3.5 rating

    Take Tamoxifen for one and a quarter years, in the first year very good tolerability (no weight gain!). Side effects now set in: previously unknown concentration disorders, sometimes diminishing memory (I am only 48 and very active). No hot flashes, but a much stronger sense of cold, actually freezing constantly. All in all, however, these side effects are so far to tolerate, I think.

  2. Donna M. Gordon says:
    4.5 rating

    Tamoxifen for Breast cancer

    Tamoxifen for a year. Full program breast cancer surgery at the age of 48 years, breast conservative, chemo (6 times a session) and 36 times radiation. And now the side effects, insane hot flashes, sleepless nights, depression, lack of concentration, toenails had loosened, since March frail thin-grooved thin, badly growing fingernails, torn fingertips, so that sometimes you can barely handle. Vaginal discharge or abdominal pain and bone pain comlettis. Problems with the sense of taste. So, everything that the others have.

  3. Mildred R. Sweet says:
    3.0 rating

    Tamoxifen for Breast cancer

    I suffer from hot flashes, sleep disorders, and thin hair. The concentration also decreased. I came or feel like I’m suffering from dementia. I can not remember things I did about 2 days ago. Also, I have lost my sexual needs that I had before. Conclusion: Tamoxifen has totally changed my life. I am no longer the woman I was before. My gynecologist says that these are the normal side effects, but she does not have to experience it. I find it sad that I have to endure these side effects and decided to stop taking the tablets on a regular basis. For who wants to live permanently under these hot flashes? ….

  4. Marilyn J. Harmon says:
    4.0 rating

    Tamoxifen for Breast cancer

    Due to the brood cancer diagnosed in May 2014, therapy with tamoxifen has been taking place for 3 weeks. 20mg of tamoxifen every day for four days. I then had psychotic relapses with loss of control and massive fears. On the advice of the treating gynecologist, I discontinued the drug and the symptoms described disappeared. Now I have been taking tamoxifen for a few days now; but lower doses, 10 mg daily. Since then, I’ve had the many side effects: lack of concentration, headache, diffuse weakness, dry mucous membranes … I want to continue the therapy and currently have the feeling that it is good for me to be able to take action against the cancer. I try to be physically active every day. But enough strength and I counteract the side effects. I have low body weight. The dose should be sufficient. Does anyone have experience with the low dosage?

  5. Robert P. Pina says:
    4.0 rating

    Tamoxifen for Breast cancer

    Sometimes have feelings like drowsiness or difficulty concentrating, I am then nervous and hectic. Often it is difficult for me to relax, sleep disorders are the result and I often have trouble sleeping through.

  6. Shirley W. Stewart says:
    4.0 rating

    Tamoxifen for Breast-op

    12 years ago had DCIS and a surgery with breast restoration (implant). After 12 years, just a replacement part was due. At the OP a few cells DCIS (Grade1) were found; another postoperative surgery with a slightly larger margin. No absolute certainty that now really all cells were caught. So tamoxifen. I took the first tablet 4 weeks ago and was happy for the first time because I did not have any physical complaints like hot flashes or muscle aches. But then I noticed after 1 -2 weeks that I was somehow funny. I got out of bed in the morning only with difficulty, was driveless, dazed and somehow not quite there. In 14 days by bike had 4 near-accidents, but luckily all went out well. I think behind the wheel I would have been a danger to the public. After three weeks I just cried and decided to stop tamoxifen. Now after a week without tamoxifen I’m fine again. In the last few days I have dealt intensively with the topic; tamoxifen only reduces the likelihood of relapse by a few percent and that’s just not worth it to me. I am now 60 and have 10 more years to enjoy life. With tamoxifen I would just be a howling bunch of tears; For that I would (maybe?) live a few years longer. I’m assuming that a DCIS recurrence will be detected in time and then operated on.