I have to admit I stole that post title from a Breast Cancer Action post. I hope they don't mind.
So here's a review. I'm taking the Tamoxifen to prevent recurrence of breast cancer. But my anti-depressant might interfere with the Tamox and make it less effective in preventing recurrence. So I switched from the old anti-depressant to a new anti-depressant, one that won't interfere with the Tamox .
The transition from the old anti-depressant to the new one seems to be going alright...no complaints, am feeling fine emotionally so far...EXCEPT I am waking up every night around 1 or 2 or 3 am and can't really fall back asleep. So I'm TIRED.
Talked to the psychiatrist today, and guess what? She's recommending a sleeping pill. Sleeping has NEVER been a problem for me before, so this is kind of weird. But hopefully only temporary.
So while my body gets used to the Tamoxifen and the new anti-depressant (and the medication that stops my periods), I'm going to take yet ANOTHER pill so I can sleep. Ambien...here I come...