Scientists suspect low-dose effects have led to global epidemic
by sandbash on Wed May 05, 2010 01:55 AM
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.
by LabGuy on Sat May 15, 2010 11:18 PM
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.
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