• PennyS10 PennyS10
    September 14, 2008
    I have started having my period again 3 years after finishing chemo and starting tamoxifen.
    PennyS10 PennyS10
    September 14, 2008

    I finished chemo in Otober 2005 and started taking tamoxifen.  The last period I had was July 2005. Two weeks ago I started having light bleeeding which surprised me.  It has since turned to heavy bleeding.  I have been having some emotional difficulty and stress and did not have my Oncologist refill the prescription for tamoxifen after my last visit in July.  I assume that this change is caused by the fact that I haven't taken the medication as perscribed, but could use a little assurance...Has enyone else experienced this.  I have heard that after 2 years periods rarely, if ever, resume.  I am 46 years old.

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  • PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    September 14, 2008
    PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    September 14, 2008

    Penny, have you reported this to the doctor? I don't believe stopping tamoxifen would start up  your periods again. It's not the tamoxifen that stopped them; it's the chemo. It's possible to have periods again, but as you said, extremely unlikely at your age, and 3 years later. This doesn't sound like a period, especially if you've been bleeding for 2 weeks; might be from another cause.... I'd call and make a doctor's appointment, see if you can get this taken care of.  Best of luck to you- PJH


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