Jun 12, 2013 - 5:10 pm
Hello, my mother is a survivor of estrogen positive cancer. She went through chemo and radiation and a lumpectomy 2 years ago. She is currently cancer free. What we are struggling with now is the aftermath of treatment. The drugs they have put her on are causing more problems then the original cancer or the chemo. She was put on all forms of the estrogen killing drug...sorry can't remember the names of them just that they sucked all her estrogen away. She did not react to them well at all and since has been taken off of them but not before damage was done I believe. I am hoping that maybe someone can give me some direction in how to help her. Since being put on those drugs she now suffers from extreme anxiety and depression. She has lost 25 pounds at least since ending treatment. She has become a recluse and rarely leaves her house. She can't work. She tells me she wishes cancer had won. That breaks my heart. I just want to help her and wondering if anyone has experienced any of this. She thinks she is crazy but every single anxiety drug and anti depressant hasn't helped at all. She has a constant shake to her and says her insides shake too. I don't know where to turn any more. It breaks my heart to see her this way it is not like her at all. Please if anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it!!!