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Globalnomad, from what I've been told by my onc I'm on Tamoxifen until I'm through the menopause if I am through it they will be able to offer me the other AI but not until I'm through the menopause. My onc told me that Tamoxifen blocks all estrogen receptors where as the other AI's dont block all estrogens. Like you I want to come off of this drug and am looking into Zoladex injections to stop the ovaries from working hence not producing estrogen. Hope you get some answers soon hun xxxx

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Hi globalnomad
Whilst you await replies our helpliners are still available to talk until 2pm today if you wish to call to talk these concerns over? Lines are also open weekdays 9-5 on 0808 800 6000

Take care
Lucy BCC

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On tamoxifen, it causes endometrial prob s. I already have history of this with polyps and stuff. Why am I put on this? Can I get oncologist to change the drug to aromatase which doesn't have these side effects? Or do I have to get second opinion? Stressed out by this, living alone and no reliable support from anyone.