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3/5/19 1:11 P

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personnaly I didn't really gain weight with Tamoxiphen. I gained most of while in treatments and in the 2 years since I've stopped taking it. Mostly due to my behavior.

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10/1/18 7:31 P

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My weight has stayed the same. I try to eat a healthy diet. No junk food, I eat lots of veggies. Feeling good Took Tamoxifen for 3 years just started new drug Letrozole 2 weeks, So far no side effects. I do not care if I lose weight I just do not want to gain. I'm 230 lbs. highest weight 250lbs. Just went to doctors Blood work excellent and feeling really good. I'm doing Keto for cancer book lost 15 lbs in 6 weeks. Best thing about this eating plan is I'm not hunger, and I love drinking Bullet coffee in the morning taste awesome.

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7/12/15 4:33 A

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I have been taking Tamoxifen now for nearly 4 years and I have put on a boatload of weight, not to mention water retention and high BP...I am slowly beginning to lose a little- I hope it will be a good trend for me.


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6/1/11 10:19 A

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I have 2 sisters on Synthroid. That I believe just regulates the thyroid. You have a lot going on. Positive is the word for both of us. If we stay positive and don't give up, the good will happen in time. In the meantime, we are doing good for our bodies whether the scale shows it or not. You are in my prayers, and I wish you a successful journey.

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6/1/11 9:29 A

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I was steadily losing weight from Sept-Dec, then started Tamoxifen and gain back 9.5 lbs in one week. ARGH! Since then I've had other chemo-related problems with my toenails and so a lot of exercise is out. Regardless, I've maintained within the same 4-5 lbs since that week's weight gain, going up and down up to 3 lbs in a day. Once my toe heals and I can exercise, I'm hoping that actual weight loss will start up again.

I've read that hormone treatments can lead to weight gain, and I think Tamoxifen is considered a hormone treatment. I also take Synthroid after having had thyroid cancer, so I have a double whammy in that regard. Just means we need to work harder at it!

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5/31/11 6:53 P

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Thank you for your encouragement. I really appreciate it.
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5/31/11 4:50 P

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I've been on Tamoxifen since April 2011. I started on Weight Watcher's 2/27/11. I have lost 26.6 lbs. But, it is the 3 month mark, and I am starting to lose focus. I really need to recommit to the plan. I believe it works and I believe I need to get down to a normal weight. I want to get healthy and recover from breast cancer. I really have to work at it. I do walk 4 miles6 days a week with my husband and plan on starting weights this week. I am 61 years old, and didn't think I could go through this "getting in shape" business again. You can do it. Could you be expecting too much of yourself? Be gentle.

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5/31/11 10:42 A

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I believe that tamoxifen hinders weight loss in spite of what my oncologist says. I am having a very difficult time hitting my calorie goals. I have been on it for 3 years and have 2 more years to go. This is the most I have ever weighed even pregnant weight. If anyone has any ideas please let me know. emoticon

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2/22/11 4:59 P

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First I had to worry about losing my hair, now it's gaining weight on Tamoxifen. This disease seems to take and take. I got really freaked out about gaining anymore weight. I've experienced the driveness to eat on meds. I don't want to do that again, ever.

I've been thinking about Weight Watcher's for a while. I have 65 lb. to lose and so does DH and DD. I'm going to try and elicit the support of my husband to go to WW. And, try to nip it in the bud. I really like SP and feel the need of a face 2 face meeting.

I'm really working on a positive mental attitude. It is beautiful today, sunny bright. We may get more snow on Friday, but that's not today.

I'm going to enjoy today.

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2/8/11 1:37 P

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I'm on Arimedex and though it's not Tamoxifen I believe weight gain can be a side effect. So after struggling on my own to take off these unwanted pounds to no avail, I re-joined Weight Watchers last week and I managed to lose 6 pounds the first week. So I am going to stick with it and PROVE the side effect of weight gain wrong. Perhaps this will encourage others not to give up and fight the side effects of these meds. We are stuck on them at least 5 years so we need to make the best of it.

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2/8/11 11:47 A

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I gained... when I went to the dr he would say how are you doing... I'ld say great except I keep gaining weight... he said oh thats the Tamoxifen... I believe in the lists of side effects that is one of them. Good luck and keep fighting
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2/8/11 10:00 A

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Try checking if you thyroid is functioning properly. A lot of women have this problem and can be easily diagnosed through a blood test.

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2/6/11 2:33 P

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I was working out 5 days a week before I got hurt (walking at Relay For Life, no less!). I was not losing any weight. I attributed it to the Tamoxifen and asked my doctor about it. Of course, she said it wasn't that. So, I thought it might be from my blood pressure medicine and my other doctor said no it wasn't that. Really?! If I'm working out 5 days a week on the elliptical and treadmill 45 minutes to an hour on each. I was tracking my foods and had a hard time reaching my goal calories. I didn't lose ANYTHING. I think it definitely is hampering my weight loss efforts.

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2/6/11 1:44 P

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I've lost about eight pounds since I started on Tamoxifen last March. When I was actively trying to lose weight (I've been slacking off for a month or so), I was going to the gym 4-5 times a week and doing the elliptical trainer and some quick weights. Usually burning about 350 calories total per session. I was logging my food each day, eating lots of veggies, and drinking all my water.

What got me off the wagon was a flare-up of my ulcerative colitis. When I'm in a flare-up, I need to eat really bland, low-fiber foods. So I've been eating a lot of pasta and potatoes lately, and surprisingly I haven't gained back any of the weight I've lost (I have still been working out 3-4 days a week, but at a lower intensity).

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2/6/11 1:26 P

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Not to harp on this .... but I am really curious... if you are taking Tamoxifen... please share whether you have lost weight on it, gained weight on it or maintained your weight....

and of course... HOW!

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