Male experiencing female side effects?


Question from 45m: It seems I'm experiencing most of the female side effects with tamoxifen: the flashes, night sweats, weight gain, mood swings, additional hair growth. Will these conditions stop when I finish my prescription in 4 years?
Answers - Patricia A. Ganz, M.D. It sounds as if you are a man who is taking tamoxifen for breast cancer. If so, these side effects are not all that common. I have treated a number of men with tamoxifen and they seem to tolerate it fairly well. You could be having hot flashes and night sweats if you have had a lowering of your estrogen response in the brain. But again, without knowing your age and your gender for sure, it is hard to answer this properly.

On Wednesday, August 15, 2007, the Ask-the-Expert Online Conference was called Managing Ongoing Medications. Patricia Ganz, M.D. and moderator Lillie Shockney, R.N., B.S., M.A.S. answered your questions about staying on track with breast cancer medications you have to take on a regular basis.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of Breastcancer.org. A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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