I've been on Tam since March (had Estrogen Receptive, Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, 22mm, but no affected lymph nodes found). Got really low and anxious so gp prescribed Sertraline. After about two months I was my old self again. My worry was that the surgeons told me the effects of the Tam would be reduced by Sertraline. So, thinking I would be ok without antidepressants I came off them. I thought maybe the depression wasn't all down to Tam. After all, I'd just fought cancer and like a crazy womon, moved house and took on a huge mortgage. Bearing in mind, I'd stayed positive all through my diagnosis, chemo and radio. But two months after stopping Sertraline (gradually) I'm in a bad place again now. I've been a miserable cow and I hate myself, my looks and I feel sorry for my family having to put up with the Grinch. I either have to come off Tam or change antidepressants. The main thing I have learned is that it's definitely the Tam causing depression and anxiety, I've never suffered from it before, only since starting Tamoxifen.
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I was doing a little bit of research on chemo and chrons because I am undergoing chemo for breast cancer and although I don't (thankfully) have chrons, several of my family have it and had surgery for it. Previously to reading these comments , my Google search lead me to read that some chemotherapy drugs can be used to treat Chrons. Interesting I thought.
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