I’ve just signed up to this forum. I’m on letrozole. I didn’t know that different brands of tablet could make such a difference to the side effects that I’ve gone through. I also had to battle with the original pharmacy I was registered with; they would only give me 2 weeks supply for a single months prescription saying that they could not guarantee any brand for me as their supplier determined what they received and they would have to order the remaining 2 weeks supply for me. Why a supplier of medication is allowed to determine which brands are provided to the pharmacy ordering them is beyond me, but I guess ultimately it’s actually down to cost and not customers need, I.e. the patient. I was constantly receiving different brands and so going through different side effects constantly too. It’s taken me 2 years of badgering my GP but I now have a 6 month prescription for a single brand of letrozole. I also made sure I got my prescription renewed ahead of whatever happens with Brexit. So my suggestion is to try and find a brand where you at least have some understanding of your body and minds reactions to the side effects, and seek a longer prescription from your GP. It won’t remove the side effects of course but might give you some stability. I hope this helps.
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