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Doctor insights on: Could Tamoxifen Cause A Feeling Of Mice Running Up And Down Your Legs

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Dr. Sean Canale
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Tamoxifen (Definition)

This medication is used to: treat breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body in men and women. Treat early breast cancer in women who have already been treated with surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. Reduce the risk of developing a more serious type of breast cancer in women who have had ductal carcinoma in situ (dcis; a type of breast cancer ...Read more


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After 5 yrs of tamoxifen i was switched to arimadex by hcp am noticing "severe" leg cramps at night what can be the cause the exercise i'm doing?

After 5 yrs of tamoxifen i was switched to arimadex by hcp am noticing "severe" leg cramps at night what can be the cause the exercise i'm doing?

Maybe Arimidex (anastrozole): Arimidex (anastrozole) lowers your body estrogen to virtually zero. In studies, 15% of patients had joint pain and 7% had bone pain. Many of my patients develop pain in their joints or back, and some in their legs. So it could be the arimidex, (anastrozole) or it could be the exercise. Ask your doctor if a trial off the drug for a few weeks would be worth trying. That way you can know for sure! ...Read more

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Have tingling in one lower leg and foot.Have recently started working again after being out for 7 months and i stand for 12 hours also am on tamoxifen?

Have tingling in one lower leg and foot.Have recently started working again after being out for 7 months and i stand for 12 hours also am on tamoxifen?

Sciatica: It is not clear if you were out of work due to cancer or pain in back or leg. Even if was only for cancer, your tingling in leg suggests sciatic nerve irritation. You need to see a nuerologist and further investigation if not already done e.G MRI scan of ls spine. ...Read more

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I was told have cyst but no scan yet now im having feeling of water running down right leg. What could this be? Thank you

I was told have cyst but no scan yet now im having feeling of water running down right leg. What could this be? Thank you

Lets review your que: Where were you told the location you have a "cyst". In the vaginal wall, a Bartholin cyst can form, it is usually painful but will resolve with warm compresses and compression of its material. A cyst of the leg can bust at anytime and possible could feel like water flowing down your thigh ...Read more

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Can sciatic never cause slight pain/slight numb feeling in back of leg, behind the knee, where the leg folds? Or could running irritate this area?

Can sciatic never  cause slight pain/slight numb feeling in back of leg, behind the knee, where the leg folds?  Or could running irritate this area?

Popliteal pain: There can always be variations, in location of pain but if a runner would consider tendon strain(semimembranosus, hamstring), gastreconemius, posterior horn of meniscus ,baker's cyst, rare areterio-venous malformation or occlusion, f/u w/ doc ...Read more

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I have numbness and tingly feeling in my top left thigh running down my leg and my left cheek it can be a struggle to walk on?

I have numbness and tingly feeling in my top left thigh running down my leg and my left cheek it can be a struggle to walk on?

Meralgia: Numb feeling in anterior thigh is usually related to compression of the femoral cutaneous nerve at the inguinal ligament. This is known as meralgia. However it does not produce paresthesia in your behind. That is probably a separate matter. ...Read more

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I have severe nerve pain and the feeling of fluid running in my head, arms, and legs occasionally. What could be the cause?

I have severe nerve pain and the feeling of fluid running in my head, arms, and legs occasionally. What could be the cause?

What do : You mean by nerve pain? Pins, needles, tingling, shooting pain? Your description is not common at all. I have never heard description like that. Assuming your brain/neck MRI are normal, would consider your issue related to psyche/side-effects of your medicine rather than something anatomically wrong. Stick with your medicine and see if your neurologist/psychiatrist can suggest a cause. ...Read more

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Constant tingling pleasure-like feeling running down spine. I can feel it in my legs and arms...Its causing a mild weakness. What could it be?Serious?

Constant tingling pleasure-like feeling running down spine. I can feel it in my legs and arms...Its causing a mild weakness. What could it be?Serious?

Worth looking into: Lhermits phenomena is an electrical like sensation that travesls down the spine into the limbs. Its most commonly seen with mutiple sclerosis but can be seen with other conditions of the spine and base of the skull. ...Read more

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What causes your legs to feel like water is running down your legs?

What causes your legs to feel like water is running down your legs?

Paresthesias or neur: This coudl be paresthesias or a neuropathy or another process. You can discuss this with your physicians and get this clarified. ...Read more