Pre-Existing Endometriosis and Hormone Treatment
It is 18 months since I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer (Triple Positive). A mastectomy (Including lymph node clearance) in May 2019, Chemo (AC and Taxol), Radiotherapy and Herceptin all behind me.
Each of these was a challenge, however the biggest unexpected challenge for me is Tamoxifen. I have a history of Endometriosis which had calmed down, however when I started Tamoxifen in August it triggered the worst symptoms of Endometriosis I ever had within a matter of days. This was only addressed through stopping the course as agreed with the Oncologist. It hasn't gone away, but it is manageable.
I am 48 years old and in peri-menopause. I am at a crossroads and I have no idea where I go from here. When I look up alternatives to Tamoxifen all I can find is solutions for Women who are post menopause. I cannot go through the pain again, there is no point in taking a medication if the side effects are impossible to live with, for me it was worse than the chemo.
I am hoping that somebody out there has been on similar journey and has some advice, some information that can help me understand a way forward, before I meet my Oncologist in a weeks time.