Well I am discovering that Tamoxifen does seem to affect my moods. I seem to be feeling things at a more elevated level as this drug that will live in me for five years settles in.
Stress seems to ramp up under certain triggers, taking a new form for me: feeling anxious at times even when I know I shouldn’t be. I also feel the irritation meter occasionally going up when it shouldn’t.
Not that I don’t have times right now when I shouldn’t legitimately feel bitchy, mind you.
And the hot flashes? Very brief, but they are definitely back. They are as I experienced them during radiation. They feel so bizarre.
And I am craving Nutella. Yes, Nutella. LOL
Of course, I think I need to learn to relax. Relaxing is not the easiest thing for me.
I need to learn how to just breathe…..
I have been told by a couple of women I know on Tamoxifen that some of this stuff subsides as your body adjusts to the drug.
But I am alive. Alive is worth some minor inconveniences, is it not?
Today’s photo is Oogy. I photographed this amazing dog on Friday night. His story is a true inspiration.
A minor post-script off on a slight tangent? As you enter the sanctity of the election booth tomorrow in this off-year election, remember….the herd needs culling.
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