Happy holidays! I am having tough time with tolerating anti estrogen meds. I started with arimidex I only made it three months, the side effects were awful! You name it I had it....so I was given month off. I was put on fareston instead of tamoxifen. My blood didn't qualify for tamoxifen. Apparently there is a new test (actually two studies were done) one study tests the blood for a certain genetic make up. If you don't have it it won't work if you take it. The other study says it doesn't matter.) what I would like to know is who pays for those studies! So my blood didn't qualify. I took the fareston for 4months and once again I can not tolerate it. My quality of life is terrible and I can't live like this for five years. My only other choice is to take tamoxifen, knowing my blood didn't qualify.
I was recently told of a pellet that is a combination of arimidex and testosterone and is injected every three months. The testosterone is supposed to relieve all the horrible side effects and then some. Has anyone ever tried this?
I know if I take the tamoxifen it will have side effects just like all the others.....help!