Re: [MOL] Mom has ? on nervousness/reply [02662] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Mom has ? on nervousness/reply



Hey there girlfriend!  The CPT is a stronger Chemo; so your mom would have
some different side effects.  It is important to treat the cancer
aggressively.  Many cancer patients/survivors take a little someting to take
the edge off, I use Zoloft started at 150mg., down to 100 mg.  I take ativan
for stress since the adrenal glands secret the harmone for taking care of
stress and my adrenal glands are very mal functioning.  If I don't take the
ativan or I am really stressed I will cry a lot and get panicky.  Now, our
resident Cori can tell you much about the alternatives, I believe St. Johns
Wart is one; but I have read good and bad about that one.  That's the
problem with alternatives, it depends who is talking about them; but Cori
has a really good handle on them.  Tell mom, I am praying for her.  Also I
hope your back is doing all right?  Are you doing your exercises?  Your
friend, lillian
-----Original Message-----
From: PSerritell@AOL.COM <PSerritell@AOL.COM>
To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Date: Sunday, February 21, 1999 9:22 PM
Subject: [MOL] Mom has ? on nervousness


>Hi everyone
>Mom just called and is very very nervous.  She has been this way for about
2
>weeks now.  She didn't get chemo 2 weeks ago because her while cells were
low
>and this week the ONC said no chemo cause mom looked too upset.
>
>Otherwise, mom's blood test came back great all the levels are where they
>should be.  Her while cells are up to the 4 range and she is eating well.
>
>Her primary (who I hate) gave mom anti-depressents to bring her nerves
down.
>I'm totally against mom taking these pills because I don't want her to get
>hooked on them.
>
>I would love to know what you all think.  If anyone has any ideas on what
mom
>can take other than the anti's please let me know.  Actually, mom requested
I
>send this plea over the mol forum, since you help her out so much she now
>considers you her HEALTH ADVISORS.
>
>Mom drinks green tea but it doesn't seem to calm her down as before.  I
>thought maybe it was her pacemaker being set a little high but she says
it's
>fine.
>
>Her ONC explains that it's the chemo in her system.  This CPT-11 is
affecitng
>her differently than the 5FU did.
>
>Any help as always will be appreciated.
>
>Love
>PJ
>143
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