I was told I would need to take this after surgery for 5 years. I took it on two separate days (2 pills) and refused to take this medication, at the advice of my breast surgeon. I have to take a statin for high cholesterol and gabapentin for pain and currently was approved for short-term disability due to pain in my right arm and wrist. I am not returning to this job which requires a huge amount of typing and speaking to customers. I am almost 63 and maybe my doctors will be able to figure out a way to keep me alive until I am 67 to get other benefits, or not. Only time will tell. I am still in massive pain daily from poor breast reconstruction and looking to get corrective breast reconstruction next, either now or sometime in the future. In the meantime, I refuse to take tamoxifen.