Cymbalta works well for me, and I'm a BC survivor, have a heart stent, have had 2 strokes, a hysterectomy, BSO, and colectomy w/ileorectal anastamosis.
That said, Cymbalta keeps me quite stable since chronic illness and depression often keep each other company. It does allow me a wider range of emotions than some previous drugs did. I do take Xanax prn, but mostly for heavy heavy traffic situations.
PS work in mental health :)
Lynch Syndrome II (have had previous cancers related to Lynch)
Colectomy w/ileorectal anastamosis 11/25/08, clear path