• Depression

    Asked by NETsurvivor on Thursday, February 20, 2014


    Does anyone still struggle with depression? I had surgery 5 months ago, and seem to still struggle with depression on occasion. My friends and love of my life stopped calling, but I should be past that by now.

    6 Answers from the Community

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    • Tunie10's Avatar

      Ask you doctor for an antidepressant. If ever you need it, it is now. Antidepressants can literally be life savers.

      about 7 years ago
    • PommyMommy1's Avatar

      I too have struggled with depression. I am a year out from my last radiation therapy and the antidepressant i have been taking is a God send. Not only that but because i am on tamoxifin i have hallaciouse hot flashes, and my obgYn told me some antidepressents help with those nasty hot flashes. And It Does make them so much more less intense and less frequent. Im not sure when you finally reach a place in your head where life is "normal" but you have to make a new normal. And if you lost friends and love because of this jouney, they didnt belong in your life afterall. Get some counseling and antidepressents, it helps. Will pray for you.

      about 7 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar

      Find support group locally and you can make some friends that way.
      I have good days and bad....If you can get Pot....that can help.
      Antidepressants can help some people.
      I found that when I started a Nutritional Protocol at home that I can control I started to feel better.
      I also do a lot of research about how to make myself healthier.
      We are part of the team.
      Check out my Profile for some ideas.
      Good Luck!

      about 7 years ago
    • NETsurvivor's Avatar

      Thank you so much, for your responses. It is very helpful

      about 7 years ago
    • lilymadeline's Avatar

      I have struggled with depression off and on during my cancer treatments and my psychiatrist told me that is very normal, it is a horrible thing to go through and the sense of loss is overwhelming at times. Please ask your doctor for an antidepressant, and don't be afraid to try a bunch of different ones until you find the right one for you. You do have to be careful because some of them can have some bad SE, such as weight gain....in fact I like Wellbrutin because it works for me and it doesn't cause weight gain. Good luck and best wishes!

      about 7 years ago
    • NETsurvivor's Avatar

      Thank you so much. I guess it is time to get a counselor or psychiatrist. I had hoped to avoid it, but it seems the best way to go. It is nice to know several of you have done that and find it helpful. I do need that trained support I think. Bless you all for taking time to respond.

      about 7 years ago

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