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    kelley_gleason asked a questionPancreatic Cancer

    Ongoing Depression and Anxiety

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      BigE54

      I was already months after my treatments ended, when suddenly I started getting panic attacks out of the blue. Just as you say you were always upbeat, in all of my life,i was always the calm and collected one, who shrugged off every problem with a this will get better attitude, so it really came as a shock to me when this started. When I told my oncologist, he prescribed an anti-anxiety drug and suggested seeing a therapist. Slowly, the panic attacks stopped. I do believe that it was a combination of the drug and some very constructive sessions with the therapist who gave me some tools to help me deal. Help can come, even for us "upbeat" types. If you don't feel you are making any progress, I would start looking for a new therapist or psychiatrist. Don't give up, there are ways to get through the clouds.

      almost 3 years ago
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      kelley_gleason

      Thank you all for responding and understanding where I am. Never thought I could feel so much support from people I don't even know. Crying while reading them seems to help sadness move through me. Thank you for your kindness.

      almost 3 years ago
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      ritafaystageIV

      Depression is common for cancer patients. I had to finally go on an antidepressant. It has done wonders.

      almost 3 years ago
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      Good advice Kelley! Hope you are doing well!

      almost 3 years ago
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