Jun 14, 2001 - 11:11 pm
like many of you, i stopped having periods after a few chemo sessions and started having flashes. these are not the hot flashes my mother told me about. these are atomic 4 hour, wear baggies filled with ice under your baseball cap flashes. anyway, i've read some very promising things about paxil (the antidepressant) working miracles for flashes. i spoke to my onc today during chemo and he agreed, said it wouldn't hurt to take it during chemo (i have 6 more weekly sessions) and even if i'm not experiencing clinical depression now, with all the stuff that's happened in the past few months, i could be after it's all over and it couldn't hurt to start now. so-i'll start tomorrow and report back in a week with any results, good or bad.