Hi Rach, just to follow on from Anne’s good advice, have you considered contacting any of the charities? I know the Penny Brohn centre has a very good helpline and can say from personal experience that they are really very knowledgeable. I attended two of their two day residential courses shortly after my diagnosis and both were really helpful, some of the others on the courses had used the helpline and said how good it was. Hope you feel better soon, Kate x
Thank you Anne30 for your reply, I think I need to go and see my GP to discuss and see if anything can help. Iv just never been on anti depressants and really wonder can they truly help? Take care too. X
I’m sorry you haven’t had a reply and I hope someone who knows more about this than I do comes along soon. I just wanted to say that you’re not alone and we all understand how hard it can be. I have never taken anti depressants before but I have taken them since I was diagnosed. Be kind to yourself
Need advice and reassurance please. Briefly 46 and premenopausal had 6 rounds Docetaxel so put into rapid menopause as we ladies do. Then after Chemo amongst the usual continuation of H & P I started on monthly zolodex and daily letrozole to obviously keep me in a menopausal state. I suffered a few hot flashes a day and maybe a bit of mood swings and emotional upsets (don’t we all in the situation we are in?) but that was it. Bring it forward to now and I had my ovaries removed a week last Monday and I have not been in a good place since. I have been very very emotional, more tearful than normal, angry, irritable, still the normal minimal hot flashes. To be honest I have never felt so low (I don’t think) and sad I feel the world is a bit of a dark place at the moment.
So my question out their to others is this completely normal as surely I was in the menopause before anyway so why would removing my ovaries exacerbate menopausal symptoms? could it be recovering from surgery and anesthetic etc which can effect emotional well-being? Am I loosing my mind? Or has the last 11 months of hell since diagnosis of both primary and secondary at same time caught up with me my body and my mind and is just crying out for some help. I don’t take anti depressants but am wondering if this is what I need or it’s all related to the ovary removal. X