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beila
Posts: 97
Joined: Sep 2012

starting my 2nd weekly Taxol tomorrow

physically feel OK

but too depressed about everything, including my husband in Colombia and my father just died

 

CAN  ANYONE  RECOMMEND  AN  ANTIDEPRESSANT  THAT  HAS  WORKED FOR  THEM AND TAKES CARE OF THE ANXIETY  AS  WELL?

thanks,

Beila

ps   I became depressed BEFORE my dad passed away...this is not just a grief reaction

 

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Kathy G.
Posts: 164
Joined: Dec 2012

Hi Beila!

So sorry to hear about your dad passing as well as the feelings of depression & anxiety. Alot going on in addition to your treatment!

I take 50mg of zoloft every day for my depression & anxiety. It was first prescribed when I was going thru peri-menopause and would have these PMS mini-rages. I don't feel any different from the med..can't even tell I am on it, but ai have noticed when I have gone off it a few times the anger returns as well as the 'blues.'

I take zanax about once every 2 or 3 years for when I cannot manage my anxiety on my own thru relaxation or other techniques I was taught. I don't care for it as I do feel like I have had a couple drinks (and I don't drink!), but it got me through high stress events like the biopsy.

Best of luck!

Kathy

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Kathy G.
Posts: 164
Joined: Dec 2012

Hi Beila!

So sorry to hear about your dad passing as well as the feelings of depression & anxiety. Alot going on in addition to your treatment!

I take 50mg of zoloft every day for my depression & anxiety. It was first prescribed when I was going thru peri-menopause and would have these PMS mini-rages. I don't feel any different from the med..can't even tell I am on it, but ai have noticed when I have gone off it a few times the anger returns as well as the 'blues.'

I take zanax about once every 2 or 3 years for when I cannot manage my anxiety on my own thru relaxation or other techniques I was taught. I don't care for it as I do feel like I have had a couple drinks (and I don't drink!), but it got me through high stress events like the biopsy.

Best of luck!

Kathy

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daisy366
Posts: 1493
Joined: Mar 2009

Hi Beila, so sorry about your father-and your husband being so far away. You are dealing with so much.

The palliative care physician I am seeing consulted with a psychiatrist who deals with a lot of cancer patients & prescribed remeron for me. I take at bedtime & it has sedating effects. I am taking Ativan less frequently.

Hope this info helps. Good luck with taxol. I will get my first ca125 soon- got fingers crossed that carbo/taxotere will be effective.

Best regards, Mary Ann

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