Peripheral neuropathy is reported only by a few people who take Tamoxifen Citrate. We study 8,636 people who have side effects while taking Tamoxifen citrate from FDA and social media. Among them, 2 have Peripheral neuropathy. Find out below who they are, when they have Peripheral neuropathy and more.
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Tamoxifen citrate has active ingredients of tamoxifen citrate. It is often used in breast cancer. (latest outcomes from Tamoxifen citrate 8,940 users)
Peripheral neuropathy (damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system) has been reported by people with pain, drug ineffective, drowsiness, stuttering, pemphigus (latest reports from 5,322 Peripheral neuropathy patients).
On Jul, 20, 2016
8,636 people reported to have side effects when taking Tamoxifen Citrate.
Among them, 2 people (0.02%) have Peripheral Neuropathy
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Hello, I'm not sure what the cause is of my peripheral neuropathy but I have been taking Depakote since I was 29 for seizures that started with no known cause. I didn't even know I had anything wrong until two years ago when I noticed that standing for long periods while performing in one of my concert bands at night, or after walking off a golf course. I stopped walking on the golf courses and using carts but as I was unaware of the cause, it of course didn't help. I also wonder if a gluten sensitivity may be the cause? The symptoms used to be only after those activities, but now I'm starting to experience them even upon awakening. I can't wear shoes without swelling and compression socks as well as socks for diabetics don't offer any relief. I've tried cortisone, acupuncture, massage, creams, everything. I haven't spoken to my neurologist yet about the possibility of the medication even being the cause, but are there people who have stopped taking depakote and noticed any improvement? I'm also taking the generic form called Divalproex, not sure if that makes a difference? Thanks for any input!
I had excoriating IBS while on Tamoxifen and could find nothing about it on the web or from the nurses or doctors at the Dana Farber here in Boston, which is considered one of the finest cancer hospitals in the world. Go figure. Here is my experience and what I learned from it. I have always suffered from IBS, but three months on Tamoxifen pushed it through the roof! What had been a chronic, manageable issue had become acute. I hit the web and found a promising description of Bacterial Overgrowth of the small gut. Stopped eating carbs -- my pain stopped by the end of first day. After more research I discovered that Tamoxifen floods your gut with estrogen, just like when you are pregnant. Estrogen in your gut slows your digestion down so you can absorb more nutrician for your baby. And since normally your small gut is ALWAYS moving to push the bacteria in your food through quickly, making your small gut too slow can lead to the bad bacteria multiplying. Most of those bad bacteria eat carbs and create huge gas which leads to terrible IBS. So cutting off their carb supply means no more gas and pain. I stopped the tamoxifen (I'd had stage 1, grade 1 lobular -- clean margin lumpectomy, nothing in nodes, low risk). After a a diagnosis of bacterial overgrow and a year of no carbs ( I lost too much weight believe it or not) I was working my way though useless antibiotics because the big gun I needed (Xifaxan 550mg) was $3,000 for a full dosage and BC/BS wouldn't cover it until I'd tried the cheaper antibiotics. Then I got a bag stomach flu which triggered a volvulus (full twisting of the gut) which is about 1,000x more painful than childbirth plus life threatening. Rushed to hospital in ambulance, gut untwisted on its own suddenly, many hours later, I was allowed to go home and meet a surgeon the next day. Had the surgery to correct a previously undiagnosed birth defect and finally got the Xifaxan to fix my bacterial overgrowth. Turns out one of the main underlying cause of my chronic IBS was a partially mal rotated small bowel. This is a very common, undiagnosed birth defect. The much improved imaging we now have is making the diagnosis more common. A fully mal rotated small bowel is the birth defect that causes newborns to be rushed into surgery after projectile vomiting their first meal. My partially mal rotated small bowel created a narrowing in my gut which slowed my digestion down and lead to gas and cramping. The tamoxifen slowed it down even further, leading to the bacterial overgrowth and the volvulus. And now my IBS is practically gone! I still have a cranky gut, which does cramp and spasm on occasion, but basically it's better than it has ever been and what issues I do have are totally manageable. So Tamoxifen can easily trigger serious IBS in women taking this drug. Doctors and nurses take notice!! Anyone suffering can stop carbs for a day to see if carb sensitive bacterial overgrowth might be the culprit. FYI, even after a year of no carbs and an operation to fix the narrowing in my gut, I STILL needed the Xifaxan to kill the bacterial overgrowth. It wasn't until after a full course of Xifaxen that I was finally able to eat carbs again without pain. Doctors, nurses AND BC/BS of MA take notice! To any woman struggling with IBS while on Tamoxifen, keep trying to get the help you need! The only thing more complicated than your gut is your brain, so don't get discouraged if the problem is multilayered. Good luck!!
I am in pain everyday! My life sucks! I just want to know how to get some relief! Most days I don't want to get out of bed! My feet and legs hurt the most on me but lately my hands are starting to hurt! On my right foot I have a lump on the bottom of my foot, I have bunions(big) on both feet, ...
I have been a diabetic type 2 for almost 12 years. As time goes by I suffered a heart attack and a stroke therefore all the medications listed. Recently, I noticed an pain in the leg accompamied by extreme muscle stiffness on the feet
I was diagnosed with underactive thyroid and high blood pressure in July of 2012. Around October 2012 is when I first started noticing symptoms in my feet (shooting pain, tingling, numbness) I got my doctor to prescribe me lyrica (exact symptoms as commercials) which I took for about a year. ...
My Aunt, suddenly passed at only 55 years. She was prescribed neurontin about 3 years ago for permanent nerve damage she suffered from and atv accident. We just go the report back from the medical examiner and she died of a brain aneurysm. Please, does anyone know of other reports of lethal ...
I had excoriating IBS while on Tamoxifen and could find nothing about it on the web or from the nurses or doctors at the Dana Farber here in Boston, which is considered one of the finest cancer hospitals in the world. Go figure. Here is my experience and what I learned from it. I have always ...
Hello, I'm not sure what the cause is of my peripheral neuropathy but I have been taking Depakote since I was 29 for seizures that started with no known cause. I didn't even know I had anything wrong until two years ago when I noticed that standing for long periods while performing in one of my ...
My name is Roy Myers, 54 years old, found out I have RF October 2015. Surgery April 2016. I'm looking for organic treatment. I've used prednisone and have switched to tamoxifen. ANY SUGGESTIONS. I'm also having memory and thought issues. This is troubling. My leg pain causes dead legs ...
I have been on Tamoxifen for now for about two months. The first 6-8 weeks severe depression. Being in health care i knew to just wait it out and it would subside. What is not subsiding is the fatigue that comes and goes, and the severe colon issues that seem to come and go. I take a ...
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