Clinical Depression, as opposed to being really bummed out and upset you have PC, is serious...
There is no stigma to depression and no stigma in taking antidepressants. If they work they are life changing.
If you have PC and you are depressed it will likely shorten your life.
Amen. I never had any mental health issues before cancer entered my life, but starting the year of my first failed biopsy I spiraled into a deep pit that took forever to climb out of. Just last week I changed meds, but for most of my time on ADT the venlafaxine was a life saver in more ways than one.
Next week will likely be another major trip, and all I can do it hold tight and hope the train stays on the tracks.
2014-15: PSA's 9,12,20,25, Neg DRE's, false neg TRUS biopsy
6/16: MRI Fusion biopsy, 6+ Rt Base, 2x40%+2x100% G8(4+4)
8/16: DaVinci RP, 3 foci EPE, PNI, 11 LN-, 53g 25%, BL SVI, pT3b
1/17: 18 months Lupron, PSA's ~.03
5/17: AMS800 implant, revised 6/17
8/17: 39 tx RapidArc IMRT (70 Gy)
4/18 Dx Radiation Colitis
8/18 Dx mesenteric mass assumed carcinoid
1/18, 4/18, 7/18: PSA's 0.0, T=9