on 4/13/15 11:31 am - Webster, NY

di anyone taking Tamoxifen for breast cancer gain weight?

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on 5/20/15 10:43 pm

It is an anti-estrogen drug and probably the most popular use for a healthy male would be to counteract the use of steroids.

on 7/24/15 6:16 am - Mandeville, LA

I have been on Tamoxifen for 3 years now, and yes I have gained weight. I believe the Tamoxifen is only a part of my weight gain. After my double mastectomy and reconstruction I put on some weight....then Tamoxifen and a hysterectomy all of these have just made it that much harder for me to get thr weight off.....

on 8/5/15 7:48 pm

I am on anastrazole and a monthly Nupron injection.I am 2 years post metastatic breast cancer.I have gained 40 pounds.I am seeking WLS to a gastric sleeve.

on 8/6/15 3:09 pm

I initially lost about 10 pounds during the first 6 weeks or so, and then no weight gain. This was post vsg but prior to a double mastectomy and reconstruction then revision. 

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on 11/1/15 2:33 pm

I have not had WLS yet, but I have attributed some of the weight gain that has brought me to this point to be due to taking Tamoxifen. I have not gotten a clear read on this from doctors -- some say it does, some say it doesn't -- but I believe it has made me gain weight -- or at the very least made it next to impossible to lose weight. I've been on it for a little over 3 years after being treated for breast cancer.