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Tamoxifen vs. Testosterone for Cancer

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Tamoxifen

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/ 195,202 posts
Other Names: Nolvadex   Soltamox   Valodex

Testosterone

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/ 94,717 posts
Other Names: Androgel   Testim   Androderm   Axiron   Testopel
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
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Tamoxifen is an receptor antagonist of the estrogen receptor in breast tissue via its active metabolite, hydroxytamoxifen. In other tissues such as the endometrium, it behaves as an agonist, hence tamoxifen may be characterized as a mixed agonist/antagon... Read more on Wikipedia
Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group and is found in mammals, reptiles, birds, and other vertebrates. In mammals, testosterone is primarily secreted in the testis of males and the ovaries of females, although small amounts are also... Read more on Wikipedia
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By My Life.
September 5, 2014
My Life. wrote
Testosterone
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By Grumpyoldman@38
August 3, 2014
Grumpyoldman@38 wrote
Testerone and dizzy spells
Like you I got severe dizzy spells after taking testosterone replacement. Mine was very severe.
Nate  |  September 12, 2014
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By tobaccoroad
August 1, 2014
tobaccoroad wrote
testos and stroke
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By Bill
July 4, 2014
Bill wrote
Think Twice Guys DVT sufferer here
Any help with this would appreciated......... I am very concerned and would love some more info from others that have been through this
Bill  |  July 4, 2014
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By Rosie
June 5, 2014
Rosie wrote
Dry mouth by Tampxifen
I feel like my mouth and throat are sticking together. I feel like there are rough dry spots that move around. ;-(
August 19, 2014
Yes I have the same dry mouth is very bad at night
Lib  |  August 5, 2014
I wake up at night so thirsty, I feel like I have been out in the desert. I chug down a bottle of water throughout the night. Now that causes me to have to run to the bathroom usually three times a night
July 19, 2014
I have dry mouth, too, mostly at night. Sometimes it gets so bad my mouth is almost glued shut.
Heather  |  July 18, 2014
I have it only at night, but its so bad that I have to keep gum or candy in my mouth. not every night, but most. It may be because I am not hydrating well enough during the day too.
July 15, 2014
I too have a very dry mouth and im finding eating more fruit watermelon is great it helps to quench the that incredible thirst too I hope that helps
liz  |  June 16, 2014
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By Ongoing ache left side of the back of my neck
May 14, 2014
Ongoing ache left side of the back of my neck wrote
Back Neck pain and tamoxifen
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By Mungo
May 1, 2014
Mungo wrote
increasing my T levels to normal improved my eczema , 61 y/o white M
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By Millie
April 6, 2014
Millie wrote
Tamoxifen
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By janice
February 1, 2014
janice wrote
bleeding only just started tamoxifen
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By Lindy
January 11, 2014
Lindy wrote
Tamoxifen
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I too found myself nuts on tamoxifen with terrible anxiety. Finally found a drug that helped without interfering and it is busporine. It has saved me. I also opted for totally hysterectomy. That too has helped my craziness and anxiety. However the hot flashes are driving me crazy so I'm trying Peridin-c. Too soon to know if it will help with the sweats or not. But ask you doctor about Busporine for the anxiety.
Heidi  |  January 14, 2014
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By Beverly
October 7, 2013
Beverly wrote
Tamoxifen
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By Gretchen
October 5, 2013
Gretchen wrote
Night Sweats
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By KellyDen
August 11, 2013
KellyDen wrote
Neuropathy and Tamoxifen
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What patients are saying about Tamoxifen vs. Testosterone

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Testosterone injections really helped me a couple...
...matters. I'm also taking Tamoxifen. Testosterone injections really helped me a couple of ...the soon to be marketed Testosterone patch. These methods ...every 6 weeks. Testosterone made me ho...
the testosterone gel doesn't seem to be helping, so I've...
...again.  This happens every now and again with the tamoxifen.  Dryness is not the issue ...to that area.  Even the testosterone gel doesn't seem to be helping, so I've stopped it ...a break fr...
is safer to take to keep testosterone elevated. Its a weak...
...is hell on your lipids. Tamoxifen is safer to take to keep testosterone elevated. Its a weak estrogen...
could take the testosterone/anastrazole combo successfully...
...ER/PR but had off the charts hot flashes from both tamoxifen and exemestane so my Onc had me stop hormone treatment. I wonder if I could take the testosterone/anastrazole combo successfully and...
breast cancer patient to take testosterone? Thankss...
...being on tamoxifen for 5 years. I am losing my hair. Is it okay for estrogen positve breast cancer patient...
over a year and have experienced extreme vaginal dryness...
...sex I have been taking tamoxifen for a little over a year and have experienced extreme vaginal dryness. This make ...Replens doesn't help.My Dr. recommended a testerone ointm...
the same thing for me.  I have a high rate of heart disease...
...am sorry the Tamox put you into early menopause-chemo  did the same thing for me.  I have a high rate of heart disease on both ...avoid taking any testosterone.  I hear th...
you take external testosterone there is aromatization...
Whenever you take external testosterone there is aromatization -- meaning ...to counter this. I have used Tamoxifen and Raloxifene continuously for years...
been taking 500-600 mg. testosterone cyp per week, with...
...with Tren? I have been taking 500-600 mg. testosterone cyp per week, with 20 mg. Tamoxifen ed. Will be getting ...with estrogen, do I stop the Tamoxifen when I start the Tren? Stats: 5'10\",...
to comabt gyno, she still went mental though as she hates...
...of Tamoxifen in a bag of mine along with some Trendflow Testosterone gel. Not ...the Tamoxifen was unused so i said i had it just in case as it was to comabt gyno, she still went mental thoug...
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