Oct 07, 2002 - 9:38 pm
I finished treatment in the middle of Feb 2002. I couldn't wait to get back to my life. However it was not as easy as I thought. I began to have anxiety attacks everytime I would pain the area where my cancer had been. I would panic thinking the cancer was coming back. I thought I was going crazy because sometimes I would start freaking out for no reason. Simple tasks felt like a ton of bricks. It got so bad I didn't even want to leave my apt. I told my family what was going on; they suggested that I quit my job until I was a little more stable. I quit my job and began seeking treatment with counseling and Zoloft. Two days after the Zoloft, I started to feel better. WOW, that is an amazing drug. My local doctor thinks the chemo may have caused a chemical imbalance that is causing the depression/anxiety. Is anyone else experiencing this? I want to know that I'm not alone. Help me and explain your situation!