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Problems with Abdominal Pain

Hi, I'm Beth

Has anyone developed digestive issues after being on Tamoxifin? Currently off all medications and going to see a GI doctor on Thursday of this week due to severe abdominal pain, gas, bloating, etc.

  • Post #1
  • Tue Jul 9, 2019
Hi, I'm Terry

Over a year since I’ve been on tamoxifen and still have abdominal pain and severe gas. I’ve been checked out by 3 different drs. Nothing wrong. I take gasX for gas and bloating and ibuprofen for pain.

  • Post #2
  • Tue Jul 9, 2019
Hi, I'm Beth

GI Dr. recommended IBgard (peppermint slow release pills) 1 tab 2x a day—I don’t weigh very much and I react poorly to almost all medications, so I start off very cautiously. Going to have an Upper GI done sometime soon, if they can get me in, very busy. He also gave me suppositories for nausea.

  • Post #3
  • Fri Jul 12, 2019
Hi, I'm SUSAN A D.

I’ve had some severe abdominal pain with some medications and I have found that changing the generic brand has helped. Generics are required to have the amount of medication for it’s purpose but then use “fillers” for the rest. Every company uses different fillers. Check with your pharmacist and see what other company’s generics they can supply you with. It was like day and night for me! Hope this helps.

  • Post #4
  • Sun Jul 14, 2019
Hi, I'm Beth

The IBgard seems to be cutting down the gas. I had severe nausea again yesterday so I went to Walgreens and got those anti-nausea/sea sickness wrist bands. The bands helped, however, I am worried they are too tight for my arm since I have lymphedema. Does anyone else use them?

  • Post #5
  • Tue Jul 16, 2019
Hi, I'm NuyakaDi

I quit the Tamoxifen because of side effects. Felt better almost immediately but am still having stomach issues and have lost a lot of weight for me. I battled weight gain most my life because I like cookies and food. Now, I have lost about 30 lbs over the last 6 months due to nausea and just can’t seem to eat very much. They did CT scan on my head and MRI of my trunk area and say no cancer anywhere but didn’t say what was causing my problems. I see my PCP in Sept if I can hold out that long. Been threatening calling for an appt sooner.

  • Post #6
  • Sun Jul 28, 2019
Hi, I'm Beth

The IBgard helps with the gas, I take it twice a day, thirty minutes before breakfast and lunch. I have been eating more fruits and vegetables, less meat and I drink 64 oz. of water a day—and I still have problems with nausea, racing heart, and going the bathroom.

  • Post #7
  • Sun Aug 4, 2019
Hi, I'm Beth

I had a CT scan of my chest and abdomen, they found nothing and blood tests came back with low potassium, which is all good but not getting to the root cause. Nausea and gas are out of control. Lots of fatigue and lost more weight, three pounds in one week, eating causes such bad side effects that I am not consuming enough calories.

  • Post #8
  • Sat Aug 10, 2019
Hi, I'm Mimsy

Nexium helps me a lot. I take one before I eat anything, and I don’t eat much in the morning. I sometimes take GasX if needed.

  • Post #9
  • Mon Aug 12, 2019

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