Tamoxifen and PH balance

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Hi All

I have been on Tamoxifen for 2 years now - I am well past my menopause but have still be prescribed that as my slow growing in-situ breast cancer was receptive to oestrogen. Since then I have had constant problems with Cistitus and Bacteria Vaginosis in equal measures.  In America they have done research on this and found that Tamoxifen can reduce your acidity in your vagina and allow the wrong bacteria to grow. I have tried everything, including anti biotics and pro biotics and the probem persists to an incredibly uncomfortable extent. I had the same problem going through my menopause but I am now mid 60s and its like it has gone back to that time again.Has anyone else had this problem please? It took me a while to convince my GP that this was a side effect but he is there now - but what to do? 

  • Hi  and a very warm welcome to the online community

    I'm sorry to read about the problems you've been having since you've been prescribed Tamoxifen after having a breast cancer diagnosis.

    As the online community is divided up into different support groups I hope you don't mind me suggesting that you join the breast cancer group which is a great place to ask questions, share experiences and get support.

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