How many of you have tried anti-depreessants and have they worked for you?
The reason I ask is that I've been on Duloxetine for years and for me, they work great. I literally cannot hold a negative thought for more than a couple of seconds.
We see evidence on this site of just how many people are in mental distress concerning their cancer or their fear of cancer. I'm wondering if it might be a good idea for doctors to prescribe anti-depressants as a matter of course upon suspicion of a cancer diagnosis, as a prophylactic, just as they prescribe various meds to counter possible side effects such as anti-virals and anti-fungals?
Not only due to the anti-depressants I take but also cognitive impairment and little memory, I don't actually care about having cancer or about the two ostomies that I have or the fact that I've been ill for over 20 years. And I'm not talking about positive thinking as I'm incapable of thinking. I tend to be an observer, reacting to things that are sai, read, seen or heard.
I'd be interested in what the community has to say.