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Hello, @d13 I agree that a pharmacist is a good source of information on medication interactions. Still, your prescribing physician (oncologist) is the best source of information. Is there a patient portal that you can use to communicate with your oncologist?

I've been taking duloxetine for several years for depression and anxiety. I didn't have any side effects from the beginning and still do not.I started at the 30mg dose and about two years ago decreased to 20mg. That 20mg is effective for me but of course it's different for every person. I'm in the midst of being treated for a cancer recurrence (endometrial cancer) and I can say that the duloxetine has helped me get through some difficult periods of time along with my toolbox of mental health strategies.

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Yes, I will be getting seeing either my oncologist or one of the oncologist nurses periodically. I also am able to call them for advice and information. I just don’t see how there can be any other reason for the symptoms I’m having, other than as a result of the chemotherapy treatments. I guess I’m just one of those that is susceptible to the side effects of medications. I will keep posted.

Helen….I’m torn between psych meds for my depression and anxiety! 8 months off 25 years of Paxil, horrendous WD. I’ve lost 60#’s. My mind is very bad and I think I’m ready to try another Med. Cymbalta has been recommended along with Effexor and remeron.
So afraid of side effects and another WD. Paxil worked great until it pooped out. I wonder if trying another SSRI would work or if one stoped the other wouldn’t work. I can’t stop researching and trying to figure out what to do. I know I need to just trust my doc

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