Apr 14, 2003 - 1:15 am
I have just joined this and have read through the past messages. I sit here with tears now cause I thought I was going crazy. Everyone is poo-pooing me on these symptoms and I KNOW THEY ARE REAL!!!. I was dx 10/00 with Stage 3 NHL. I had chemo for 6 months and my world crashed. I mean, who's doesn't?? I have never regained my energy to what is was prior. I fight fatigue, nausea, hot flashes and sweats day and night. The Med Dr's tell me I'm fine (I have testing every 3 months)and they send me to the shrink. They said I was depressed and tried me on 7 different antidepressents (all had intorable side effects) and now have shooed me back to the Med Dr's. I want to scream!!! I know it takes time, but 2 years???? I realize life is NOT the same now but to have a semi-normal day would be nice. I fight to get up for work, shower sitting down cause I can't stand and "fake it" at work by spending minutes in the bathroom with cold paper towels pressed to my face. The nausea gets so bad sometimes that I have to run in there and dry heave so as not to freak out my employer. ANY ADVICE???? PLEASE!