@francine6829 I don't know if it will give me the coverage that I need. I do know that if the side effects are so severe and I stop taking it I have no coverage. I read a study that was done in Italy and it was about how the dosages have never really been adjusted and could women use less and be protected because they stayed on it. They had the women take 5mg per day for 3 years. That spoke to me. When I was on Anastrozole I asked my doctor why is it only one dosage. She had no good answer. Tamoxifen comes in 10mg & 20mg I was given 20mg. Had I known at the time there were different dosages I would have asked. For now I will continue the smaller dose I do intend to increase it to 10mg daily but for now I'm tolerating the 5mg. I just started taking it in June so far so good. We need to do what we feel is best for us. When I was on Anastrozole the pain was intolerable and had decided to stop it on my own I was done. My doctor offered Tamoxifen so I am giving it a try my way hopefully I know what I'm doing. If I have no quality of life I have no life!