Re: [MOL] Question/DEBBIE [02326] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Question/DEBBIE



Dear Lillian,
Thank you. I have one Tamoxifen pill left and I am not so sure that i
want to renew the RX. Feel like I am caught between a rock and a hard
place.
Debby

Lillian wrote:
> 
> Tamoxifen is a Harmon, depression is one of it's side effects.  Joy is
> correct in saying that depression can come on anyone who has had major
> changes in their lives, most doctors now recognize that after major
> surgeries, illnesses; etc. depression is most common.  Many doctors today
> will give a mild anti-depressant as a automatic, to get one over the hump
> then wean them off.
> Joy is also correct that you have to learn to go with the flow of your body.
> Love you, lillian
> 
> We invite you to take a look at our Album.
> www.angelfire.com/sc/molangels/index.html
> 
>   ( Very informational, good tips, Molers pictures, art work and much
> more....
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Martin Auslander <fitecancer@earthlink.net>
> To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
> Sent: Friday, April 28, 2000 6:00 AM
> Subject: Re: [MOL] Question
> 
> > Dear Joy,
> >
> > Great advice. My Brother has a PhD in Social work and we talk frequently
> > about depression and negativity and how to overcome. YOur advice is so
> > prophetically useful and sound. Thank you.
> >
> > God Bless YOu,
> > marty and Barb auslander
> >
> > Joy Ann Reckley wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi Debbie!  I'm a licensed social worker (not that that means anything
> real
> > > great or gospel) LOL but I think that depression certainly is a side
> effect
> > > of the chemo but more likely a side effect from what your spirit and
> body
> > > are going through.  The best thing to do is to go easy on yourself and
> how
> > > you're feeling and just to be ok with however you are feeling because
> you
> > > have to go through it to heal.  If you feel your depression is hindering
> > > your routine daily activities, talk to someone... a friend, clergy,
> > > therapist, doc.  If talking doesn't help after a few weeks, you may
> > > consider medication for depression but if you do that rememeber it's
> just
> > > one more med to be broken down and pass through your system.  Hope some
> of
> > > this helps.  I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.  Take care, Joy
> > >
> > > At 08:48 PM 4/27/00 -0400, you wrote:
> > > >I was wondering if one of the lesser known side of effect of Tamoxifen
> > > >is depression? Seem to be in slump that I can't shake. It is being to
> > > >really concern me and I can't put my finger on what is bothering me.
> > > >Well, besides that we had to put our loving dog, Fred, down two weeks
> > > >ago, and the usual stress of life. Feel like I am under water at times
> > > >and would love to spend as much time as possible in my bed. To be
> honest
> > > >I only signed on tonight to see if Kathy was in need of any assistance.
> > > >If not for worrying about her I would have gone straight to bed at 8:00
> > > >when I got home. Some of the things that I used to enjoy no longer do
> it
> > > >for me. Sorry to ramble. I guess the question is: is depression a side
> > > >effect, and if it is what should I do about it?
> > > >Thank you
> > > >Debby
> > >
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