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alexcc
Posts: 19
Joined: Nov 2011

I finished my chemo and had bilateral mastectomy the first of September. I started Arimedex the first of October. Around that time I started feeling sad which confused me. I had to planned to have a party when I was pronounced "cancer free". Now I cant make it through a day without crying. I am also very anxious all of the time. My doctor did put me on an antianxiety med but it doesnt seem to be helping alot. I had a couple of week where I couldn't get out of bed to go to work. (I worked through my whole course of treatment, minus a few sick days). I am now making myself get up and get to work, but it is hard to be productive. Thank goodness my boss is understanding! Any tips on shaking this VERY dark cloud I have over me. This is all so suprising!

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jimwins
Posts: 2111
Joined: Aug 2011

Hi Alex and welcome to this site.

I read that one of the lesser side effects of Arimedex is
depression and mood changes. You should probably discuss
with your doctor.

I hope you fell better and feel free to come here and share, vent,
etc.

Hugs and positive thoughts,

Jim
DX: DLBL 4/2011, Chemo completed 10/2011, currently in remission. :)
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alexcc
Posts: 19
Joined: Nov 2011

Thanks Jim.

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