Tamoxifen and mental health
I started taking tamoxifen as part of my BC treatment a couple of weeks ago and have been really struggling with nervousness, anxiety and depression from the first days of taking this medication. The effect on me feels similar to PMS but intensified, and having it every single day.
As this is a long-term treatment (my oncologist told me I would be on this pill for 10 years as I also have a genetic predisposition), I wanted to ask other women whether such side-effects of tamoxifen subside over time (and how long would that be!), or if they are part of the whole duration of the treatment. I can't wait to go back to my usual mental state and am hoping I am still only adjusting. I have been prescribed with Effexor which I am about to start, but I also would not want to be on anti-depressants for the whole 10 years of Tamoxifen.
Thank you very much,