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    crazywoman asked a questionBreast Cancer

    exhaustion and depression

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      carter4

      easy - Effexor

      over 4 years ago
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      Blue

      Hi crazywoman, Exhaustion or depression are tough to deal with individually without coping with both of them simultaneously. Can your physician refer you to a counselor or doctor who treats depression? I used to map my day around a schedule which did little to honor my body's limitations. Now I'm trying to surrender to my physical dictates rather than my mental habits and expectations. Easy to say but much harder to do. I'd like to learn to allow my body to flow into the rhythms of the natural setting around it....move with the wind like that lone pinecone clinging to the piñon tree.

      over 4 years ago
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      Gabba

      Please acknowledge that these feelings are normal for all you are going through...we have all been there to some degree...I suffered from PTSD before my breast cancer dx and my PCP was smart enough to up my sertraline dose during the time of my active treatments...I am now back to my "old" dose and doing well. Most cancer center have therapists on site or can get you a referral to one through their social service dept., please take advantage of this as well as the free rides to your treatments through the American Cancer Society...you do not have to manage this on your own...please let us know how else we may help...good luck and God bless!

      over 4 years ago
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