... vomiting, shakes, body heat and a general feeling of "whats next" have eased considerably so today is my last day drug free with a change to Lexapro. I'm wondering if I should not have a few days more drug free and see my GP next week to see how I go with a view to staying off them. I will have the back up of the new pill ready to go if the reason my anixioty comes back. What do you think. I suffer from cancer of the lung and also spread into the bones and have chemo treatment every 3 weeks plus my wife has been diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer and deposits in the chest wall and small signs in her liver, I think that the underlying thing with my anxiety has been the news that she has the same prognosis as me and in a way has sobbed me of my support. I have never delt with this before and have always been in control of my own emotions so after taking cymbalta and pristine for about a month and suffering all the side effects I have to ask is it worth it. Will lexapro be any easier to deal with?? Will they (the side effects) replace my feelings of non worth, don't want to be here, and a general feeling of not being worth anything. I've gone from full time managerial work in two years to sitting in a chair doing not much at all of value. This is a bit of a rant but at least I'm telling people that suffer some of the same problems
Hello LizardMan. My opinion is that you should begin taking the Lexapro for it is going to take some time before you begin to feel it working. You mentioned in a previous conversation that you are also taking Valium. You could wait if you prefer to beginning the Lexapro, and if your anxiety levels become too much, you could take a Valium. Best of wishes, pledge
Lizardman, I so can understand why you & your wife are having a problem dealing with your anxiety & feeling quite depressed. Who woulnd'twith your diagnosis of cancer! That has to be quite scarey for both of you I surely understand that you need support & understanding from people with the same conditions. I agree with Pledge about asking questions under differnt groups for support but wanted to give you a hint or two about doing this. If you add differnt groups like lung caner or breast cancer & such, when you ask a new questions for more support, do not list more than 4 groups for each question. I have done this before, & the question wasn't posted.
I wrote to the site, & asked why & was told that listing more than 4 groups at a time for a question, makes them generate too many emails to send out since this site is world wide, & their system couln't handle it. I was told to only list 4 groups at a time. So ask away, but ask more than one question listing no more than 4 groups at a time. For instance, lung cancer, breast cancer, depression, & the med you are asking about. You can always ask another question & list other or different groups . It is important to join these groups too as that is how other members that have your problem can see your question We get an emails saying Lizardman asked a question about etc... I hope this helps you navigate this site better, & you get the support you are seeking. You have my heartfelt compassion for what you both are dealing with. Obviously you need all the support you can get. I might also suggest you both seek some counseling for dealing with these problems. Wishing you good health, & the best...
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