• I am having a horrible time with my anxiety

    Asked by HearMeRoar on Wednesday, August 14, 2019

    I am having a horrible time with my anxiety

    Please help I’m a BC 6 year survivor and I just got endometrial from the XXX BC treatment and I am just hurting so bad and I think my body is consumed with anxiety related physical and emotional pain. It just feels like it’s here to take me this time and I hate this so much for my boys I don’t know what to do. My husband is strong but I don’t want to burden him either what if I’m dying omg

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    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      I was always a very anxious person, even before b.c. When diagnosed, I was convinced, even with a stage 1 cancer, that I didn’t have long to live (it’s been 20 years now). Finally, I went to a psychiatrist who dealt with breast cancer survivors - she was at my hospital - and have been on a low dose of an antidepressant/anti-anxiety med, Lexapro, ever since. It has helped.

      A support group helped me immensely during my treatments (back then there were no online groups, at least from what I was aware of). If groups are your thing, maybe you can find one. Sending you big hugs and hoping you can sometimes feel more hopeful.

      9 days ago
    • fluteplayer's Avatar
      fluteplayer

      wish I was stage one like I was in 1999 but it came back in 2011 even thou I took the chemo and radation as they said it would never come back if I did. well they lied and given 3-6 months to live in 2011. They lied again thank God. I know all about living in fear. we sweat every catscan and even a blood test as tumor marker keep going up,

      7 days ago
    • kalindria's Avatar
      kalindria

      Others have said to talk to your doctors about drugs to address your anxiety. I agree completely. If it's legal where you are, marijuana might help too. Meditation, yoga, exercise, seeing a counselor, walking in nature may help too. I have "down" times when I need to recenter and these things help me. Of course, I also find that talking to my friends here at WhatNext is helpful and calming as well.

      7 days ago

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