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Hi, I am on fulvestrant and ibrance and denusonab I have just started taking citalopram 20mg after having a long bout of anxiety. I also have councelling at my local hospice which helps me. I 'resisted' offers of anti depressants previously but, after living with SBC for 7 years, I recently realised I haven't been coping as well as I thought I was. I feel totally myself again on them( though am not working at the moment as I've been told by work to stay at home. ).

 

I hope this helps.x

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Sorry to hear you’re struggling, I’m on Fulvestrant and Ribociclib and am taking sertraline, tried citalopram first but I suffered bad headaches with them. Both worked really well, it took me a long time to “give in” and go to the doctors as you feel like you have got to soldier on but you really don’t and it’s the best thing I ever did, I also had some counselling too which I cannot praise enough it, I know it’s not for everyone but it definitely worked for me.

J x

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Sorry to hear your going through a rough time. Ringing in your ears must be horrid. Before diagnosis I was previously on sertraline and still am with no adverse side effects with letrozole and ibrance.

take care hope you find relief soon.
jo

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Hi 4748,

the ringing in your ear must be awful.have you tried ear phones with a little music as this could distract you from the constant ringing.Sounds crazy but just a thought.Hope you feel better soon,you are probably washed out.you need to be king to yourself.xx

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Hi Walsh, thanks so much.  This isolation and ringing in ears is really not helping.  Looking at myself in the mirror today i thought to myself "I look terrible since Monday".  

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Hi,

I was diagnosed in April last year,on pablociclib and Letrozole.Doing okay until I just broke down one day out of the blue,I cried anD cried I was getting ready to go to work this was in October,so it took up until then to realise it was all to much.Went to doctors anD she prescribed citalopram 20mg,it took a few weeks to kick in but I I am so glad that I visited the doctor.I can put think more clearly and things are not so dire.

hope this helps.xxxx

 

 

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Just sending you a hug - all normality has gone out of the window for everyone at the moment and doubly hard if you are dealing with cancer alongside all the chaos - I've started a night owls thread in the living with breast cancer section as lots of people having trouble sleeping right now - I wake at 3.50 every night and wait for Mr Blackbird to start singing .Not sure about the anti-depressants - you could ask this in Aak the Nurses section .

 

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Antidepressants

Any one on Ibrance and Letrozole on antidepressants?  Started going to work 3 weeks ago after diagnosis in December and was doing so much better emotionally.  I work in a hospital and unfortunately last Monday doctors sent me home because of COVID-19.  My emotions are everywhere and depression has kicked I . On top of it all tinnitus has hit me after Denusomab injection (anyone experienced this).  I cannot carry on like this.  Last night 2 hours sleep and today all day crying.  What antidepressant can be taken with Ibrance?

 

Thanks