• The use of antidepressants with our BC remission journey.

    Asked by oceanblue24 on Saturday, March 16, 2013

    The use of antidepressants with our BC remission journey.

    My family Dr. just started me on Cymbalta as I'm a constant worrier of reacurence of my BC. I've been an anxiety sufferer for many yrs & have been on Klonopin but she felt the Cymbalta would help my mood while also helping the aches from the Arimidex? Anybody here on antidepressants & do they help? Many Blessings wished to all in your journeys!!!

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    • oceanblue24's Avatar

      Thanks for your responses everyone. I've decided against the Cymbalta. From doing research this isn't a kind drug for me. To many side affects. Also many people go through this time after everything is over & we are told we are in remission with a bit of "what next". It's been a long hard winter weather wise here & I always experience some depression so this year it's been a bit more. Actually I'm also adjusting to the Arimidex as I go on. Thanks again for your input!

      over 5 years ago
    • Nomadicme's Avatar

      Only you know what's best for you.

      I've found Effexor has helped me a lot, in ways I could not help myself. There is no shame in getting help. You got chemotherapy for your cancer, why no antidepressants if you need them?

      over 5 years ago
    • mamakas' Avatar

      I am taking cymbalta, remeron, and buspar. Was having major panic attacks after my first mastectomy. The medication is really working. Doing much better now.

      over 5 years ago

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