Depression and anxiety post gastrectomy

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Depression and anxiety post gastrectomy

by sandbash on Wed May 05, 2010 01:55 AM

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Has anyone suffered from clinical depression and anxiety after gastrectomy, chemo, and radiation?   It has been a year since last chemo, my husband is cancer free (according to Pet Scan and Endoscopy and Dr.'s reports) but has episodes of feeling anxious "uneasy" , restless, and loss of motivation or sleeps a lot during the day.  His physchiatrist has him on Lexapro 30mg. It doesn't seem to be helping much. 

RE: Depression and anxiety post gastrectomy

by LabGuy on Sat May 15, 2010 11:18 PM

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I was diagnosed in Jan 07.  I finished treatment in Nov 07.  I can tell you that while I don't feel depressed, I have no motivation.  I had a very technical, high stress job before diagnosis.  Now I am happy to stay home, do the crossword puzzle and read.  I stay up at night and sleep a lot during the day.

Part of the problem is permanent post-treatment ills from the surgery and radiation but I think the year of treatment just made me want to vegitate for a while.  I am on a low dose of Zoloft.  From reading other postings, I think it is common to have post-treatment depression.

Tom

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