My insurance company wants me to switch aromatase inhibitors! Why!
I've been on exemestane for almost 4 years, tolerating it remarkably well.
Just got a letter from my insurance company. Starting in January, exemestane is "non-preferred" and will cost me more. The insurance company suggests I "switch to anastrozole."
I'm angry! I don't want to switch medications, given that the one I'm on is miraculously side-effect-free for me, which is so RARE. We all know that AIs can have many side effects, and each of the three main AIs affects different women in different ways… so why risk switching now?? UGH! Insurance companies are so infuriating! Why the heck would my medication suddenly become "non-preferred"??
Any advice? Should I suck it up and try anastrozole, to save money, even though the possibility of side effects with a new drug gives me anxiety? Should I find a way to pay for the exemestane, because I know I can tolerate it? Can my doctor (or someone else on the "breast cancer treatment team") badger my insurance company to continue covering the exemestane as they have been?