Side Effects of Tamoxifen


I had been diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998 and was given Tamoxifen. The side effects of the Tamoxifen were quite unpleasant – sweating, sleep problems, constant hunger and weight gain. I had heard that acupuncture could be used to support people with cancer and so I decided to try it. The treatment helped reduce the side effects of the medication.

Heidi also used auricular acupuncture (ear acupuncture) in addition to body acupuncture to help regulate my appetite which resulted in me having more control over my weight. The treatment, coupled with some guidance on helpful eating habits worked a treat. I am no longer taking Tamoxifen and I feel I have come out the other side of challenging period in my life.

Anon.