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Dec 8, 2018 · Meet others living with Head & Neck Cancer - Come introduce yourself in Head & Neck Cancer

My name is Benjamin Hartman. I was diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma in 2012 in my rt parotid gland. I'd been clear for the past 6 years, but 4 weeks ago I learned that the ACC had spread to my lungs. Had surgery this past Thursday and will then undergo targeted radiation.

Dec 8, 2018 · Facing Cancer Recurrence, PTSD & Acknowledging Mental Health in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

Yeah, that can happen. One way to combat that is to take 20 or 40 mg of Ritalin in the morning.

Dec 8, 2018 · Facing Cancer Recurrence, PTSD & Acknowledging Mental Health in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

Trazadone is worth a shot. For me, the most valuable combo has been Serqoquel (200 or 300 mg at bedtime) + .2 mg of clonidine. Both drugs are generic, which makes them relatively cheap.

Dec 8, 2018 · Facing Cancer Recurrence, PTSD & Acknowledging Mental Health in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

Merry,

Three weeks ago, I learned of a recurrence of adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) in my lungs. It's been 6.5 years since my initial diagnosis of ACC in my parotid gland. When meeting with my ENT to schedule my annual head & neck MRI, suggested I get a CT chest scan so I have a baseline for comparing future scans (ACC almost always metastasizes to the lungs). I was asymptomatic and expected my lungs to be clear but I was wrong.

I'm spending my free-time reviewing clinical trails for ACC and working with my medical oncologist to figure out which trials/drugs make sense for me to pursue. I'm a pragmatist and want to do what I can to improve my odds.I also want to utilize my remaining time on this planet. How to spend my time wisely?I I asked myself that question when I received my first cancer diagnosis but didn't have an answer so read ife-coach book in search of answers. The book was awful. That's when I realized that I had to figure out the answers for myself..

You ask, "How do we cope?" "How do we react?" "What do we do?"

There aren't universal answer that apply to everyone. To answer these questions, you need to replace "We" with "I" and come up with answers that work for you.

Dec 8, 2018 · Facing Cancer Recurrence, PTSD & Acknowledging Mental Health in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

Trazadone is an atypical anti-depressant that is great for people suffering insomnia but not from depression. 50mg at bedtime should do the trick.

Dec 8, 2018 · Hand tremors in Brain & Nervous System

There are multiple drugs that will reduce your hand tremors: Clonidine, Propranolol, Lorazepam (all are generic and thus cheap). The first two are cardiac drugs and Lorazepam is a benzo.I have a mild tremor in my Rt hand. I take propranolol 20 mg in the morning along with 1mg of lorazepam. At night, I take lorazepam 1m and .2mg of clondine.