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I think im killing myself with cancer

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I think im killing myself with cancer
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

This is Dr. David

you can't tell yourself with cancer.

you can't control if you have cancer or no cancer in your body

why do you think you are killing yourself with cancer?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I dont know why I think this
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

if you have excessive anxiety this can make you worried like this.

do you have excessive anxiety?

have you talked to your doctor about these worries?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I havent talke to him about this
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

you didn't answer my questions.

do you have excessive anxiety?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I have depression
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

are you getting treatment for depression?

it doesn't sound like your treatments are working.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Had blood work yesterday, everything was good
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

what treatments for depression are you taking? a pill for depression?

what dose?

blood work doesn't tell you if your depression is being controlled

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Im on wellbutrin and just started effexor
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Wellbutrin is 300 mg and 75mg for effexor
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

it doesn't sound like it is enough if you feel you are killing yourself with cancer.

this is the depression illness which is making you think this.

it is not because you have cancer.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
The doctor took me off cipralex. Didnt think I needed it. Went into depression and now has me on effexor and wellbutrin
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

it can take a few weeks for the effexor to start to work for your depression symptoms.

make sure you follow up with your doctor in a few weeks to let them know if your medications are working for you.

you are not killing yourself with cancer

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Im on different kinds of drugs
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Would a person with cancer live this long
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

no, a person with cancer would not live this long.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

you are manifesting excessive anxiety from your depression.

you should talk to your doctor about treatment for your anxiety

there are medications which can help anxiety.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Would ca ncer show up on blood work
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

no, we don't use blood work to look for cancer.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I just worry something is wrong
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

that is your anxiety from your depression which is causing you to worry.

you will continue to worry until your effexor starts to work, which can take 2-3 weeks to start to work

you should ask your doctor to refer you to see a psychtherapist where you can talk about your worries.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Hi dr. David I went to the bathroom this morning and when I went to wipemy bum there was blood but had diarea most all day yestersday. Would it the bleeding be caused from iratation. My bum was pretty sore yesterday or would it be something else
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

yes, diarrhea all day yesterday can cause your bum to be sore and cause blood when you wipe.

this happens to me as well.

don't let your anxiety get out of control with worry.

this is not cancer causing the bleeding.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Ok
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

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