Are weight loss and drops in blood glucose levels side effects of tamoxifen? I had a lumpectomy for DCIS one year ago and have been on tamoxifen for 10 1/2 months. I started taking the tamoxifen in the evenings; however, I found that I wasn't sleeping well, so I began taking it in the mornings. I find that if I do not take it with my breakfast or immediately after, my blood gluclose levels drop sharply. In addition, since March of this year I have lost a total of 12 pounds, 8 in the last 5 weeks. I am 5'4" and now weigh 105.6 clothed.
Do you have Diabetes? Your comment is of interest to me, since, now that you mention it, I am wondering if my own blood glucose levels don't also fall as a result of taking the Tamoxifen at night. (in my case)
I hear most people complain of weight gain from the medication. I also, though, lost some weight.
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