Hair loss effect of Tamoxifen

We have 283 consumer reports for Tamoxifen. Hair loss effect occurred in 10%.

Patients statistics on Hair loss side effect for Tamoxifen

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Average weight in Lbs
148.24
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Average height in Ft
5′ 5″
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Average age
58
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Tamoxifen Circle Diagram 28 consumers of 283 reported about Hair loss

  1. Elsa H. Thompson says:
    4.0 rating

    Tamoxifen for Breast cancer

    For a good three years, I take the drug. At first, I had no side effects. After about a year, finger and Fußnagelbrüchigkeit set (OK, I go to the nail salon). Hair loss (OK, I’ll take Regain). Weight gain (3 kg), although I go to the sport 5 times a week, and eat vegetarian. Fatigue without end: every night only 4 hours, and also interrupted. If I were still working, I would certainly be dismissed. My doctor advises me to hold out. But it’s a rocky road. I am now 60 years old and had two operating theaters and one OP to rebuild, no chemo, 28 shots. I wish all sufferers endurance and a good recovery. Ulrike

  2. Jean F. Howard says:
    4.0 rating

    Tamoxifen for Breast cancer

    since I take tamoxifen no metastases have occurred but the price is high. My life has changed completely. I can not live without medication against the bone pain at all, in addition there is defeat. Driverlessness (some days I would like to crawl under the blanket only) “In the last two and a half years I have gotten so thin that I am thinking of buying a wig. In addition, there are still dizziness and gang insecurity. When I look in the mirror, then I see that I am old. your rating: recommendation as a patient you can not recommend the drug but there are only two remedies for hormone-dependent carcinomas and they are quite different. I took femara 3 months and then discontinued because of intolerable side effects. So only tamoxifen remained.

  3. Willie B. Alcock says:
    4.5 rating

    Tamoxifen for Breast cancer

    Hot flashes with subsequent cold sensation (very common), weight gain, water retention, concentration and memory disorders, vaginal dryness, vaginal discharge, vaginal fungus, itching in the genital area, brittle fingernails, hair loss, cramps in the feet, carpal tunnel syndrome, nocturnal urination, mild sleep disorders … Me take tamoxifen after a breast surgery (breast cancer) for 4 years and 4 months. The first 3 years additionally Trenantone. I had 36 shots, no chemo. I can live with the side effects pretty well, but I feel like I’m more susceptible to illnesses, I’m always plagued by some nonsense. Since I was almost never ill before my breast cancer diagnosis at the age of 42 and never before in the hospital, so I have my problems with it. My visual impairment has also increased, but since I was already very short-sighted (above -10 dioptres) and my eyes have always worsened steadily, I can not judge whether the now progressive visual impairment is accelerated by the use of tamoxifen. I also have the impression that I have less hair, but since I’m blessed with extremely big and thick hair, I think that’s not so bad ;-). I also occasionally have to deal with mood swings, which at least my friend claims ;-). All in all, I’m fine, I’m continuing my (stressful) job and if tamoxifen helped to extend my life, then it was worth the side effects.

  4. Willie W. Fisher says:
    3.0 rating

    Tamoxifen for Breast cancer

    I think I have everything there is to side effects. Hizblasungen but the finest. I have gained about 25 kg, water accumulation spread over the whole body, extreme in the hands and legs. Shortness of breath is also nothing extraordinary not only under stress. Some of my joints hurt all day. At 49, I feel like an old woman. Even my eyes have changed / worsened and burn constantly. Sleep in one piece, again a whole night, would be great, but not more. Add to that fatigue and fatigue. The meantime extreme hair loss has improved a bit, but the hair is brittle and dull. Fragile are my fingernails. So I think I could go on. If I was not that stubborn, I’d have dropped that stuff long ago.

  5. Phyllis J. Gray says:
    5.0 rating

    Tamoxifen for Breast cancer

    Slowly and very insidiously, the side effects have set and strengthened so much that I discontinued the drug prematurely after taking one year. By the side effects (especially strong pain in all joints and muscles, listlessness, hair loss, nail brittleness, strong mood swings, sleep problem etc.) my quality of life was so severely limited that it became unbearable! The drug has actually done its work, but – from my personal point of view – the price is too high.

  6. Margaret J. Kuhn says:
    4.5 rating

    Tamoxifen for Breast cancer

    After breast-conserved surgery, chemo and radiation, I got zoladex and tamoxifen prescribed for 1 year from July 2008. In the first year I took between 5 and 8 kilos, sporty was almost nothing. Every staircase was a pain, I ran out of steam, housework takes twice as long and jogging (previously 3x weekly 1-1 1/2 hours) was unthinkable. Since taking I am struggling with sleep disorders (max. 3 hours sleep per night), fatigue and hot flashes. After finishing with Zoladex it was at least physically up again a bit. My athletic motivation is on the rise. Weight problems (especially stomach), deterioration of visual acuity, hair loss and brittle fingernails. Have a health practitioner visited and so at least the tiredness and hot flashes have improved. I’m really thinking of whether I still go through the remaining 2 years of tamoxifen intake!

  7. Cynthia D. Webber says:
    3.0 rating

    Tamoxifen for Breast cancer

    Tamoxifen: cramps, nocturnal urination, vaginal discharge Femara: morning stiffness Feet and fingers, recurrent inflammation in the elbow, crunching in the knee joints, appetite increase with weight gain, connective tissue changes, depressive or irritable moods, hair loss, concentration problems

  8. Frances S. Slavin says:
    4.0 rating

    Tamoxifen for Breast cancer

    After chemotherapy and radiation I started tamoxifen. Since then, my eyes have become much worse. In addition, I suffer from edema, weight gain, numb feet and fingers, hair loss, vaginal dryness and bone pain. I hope that over time it will be possible to work normally again. At the moment, I struggle to do anything for a few hours a day.

  9. Margaret R. Woods says:
    4.0 rating

    Tamoxifen for Breast-op

    Hello, dear Mit affected, I had in July 2013 because of a small (2 cm), but highly invasive tumor, a breast cancer op (BET) followed by radiotherapy and then take, so for almost 3 1/2 years, Tamoxifen. At first skeptical, because I had read from many sufferers about bad side effects, but also with some hope. to avoid such a recurrence. Conclusion (as far as you can tell after this time): Tamoxifen caused in me – with the exception of slight hair loss – no side effects. Therefore, on medical advice the drug should not be discontinued after 5 years, as originally planned. In the US, it is obviously recommended from the beginning to a longer intake. I agree! Because of my experience my advice therefore to all concerned: – Approach without prejudice to the treatment! – Believe in the treatment success! – Resume your normal life and leisure activities as soon as possible (or look for new, physically non-strenuous hobbies). All good wishes to all Mit affected! Margot

    Side effects: Hair loss