I suffered with dreadful depression/anxiety due to the peri menopause. I've had a history of severe PMS and PND. The only thing that helped (and I tried everything) was taking 100mg of sertraline + a high dose of oestrogel + separate progesterone. I felt great for 4 years on this regime. I am now 49 and have just been diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma. Apparently it's been caught very early, is very small and surgeon doesn't think it has gone to my lymph nodes. It is hormone sensitive. I am scheduled for lumpectomy + radiotherapy + Tamoxifen. No chemo necessary apparently. I have been told to stop my HRT. I am terrified that Tamoxifen, in suppressing my oestrogen, will cause me to suffer with depression and anxiety again. I can't go back to that again, I was suicidal. I don't know how if taking Sertraline alone will be enough to support me. Can you please offer any reassurance?
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