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Did tamoxifen cause shoulder pain?

I started tamoxifen Tuesday and on Thursday morning I started having severe pain in my right shoulder radiating down toward my shoulder blade and sometimes up onto my neck and sometimes down in my left arm , would this be a sued effect of this medication?
Tue, 3 May 2016
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This isn't a reported side effect of Tamoxifen

It could be from a pinched nerve in your neck so you need an MRI of the cervical spine to check for a ruptured disk
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