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tamoxifin and tachycardia

I was taking first tamoxifin (tamoxifen), and when the mental confusion caused by that drug became apparent, i was switched to Arimidex, but I had the same mental confusion, depression, inability to focus, etc.  Before coming off Tamoxifin (tamoxifen), i noticed that shortly after taking the drug I would experience rapid heart beat, now a  year after being off both drugs I'm still plagued by episodes of tachycardia which I've been sold is caused by a sinus arithmia.  I remember reading somewhere that a racing heart was sometimes a side effect of tamoxifin (tamoxifen), but I can't find that info again.

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Dear epp:  Tachycardia (rapid heart beat) is not a common side effect of tamoxifen.  However, tamoxifen is frequently associated with causing menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes.  Some women complain of palpitations during the perimenopause and menopause.  Since this is an ongoing problem (long after the drugs are out of your system), you should let your doctor know about this.  Perhaps a cardiology consultation would be appropriate.  

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