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Author Topic: Setraline & breast cancer  (Read 578 times)

jaypo

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Setraline & breast cancer
« on: November 08, 2018, 09:13:29 PM »

Blimey,just been informed by a nice lady on here setraline not great if thereís breast cancer in your family,which in my case there is,only took my first one today but not taking them again.why did the dr not inform me of the risks, I specifically didnít take hrt because of the same risks.
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racjen

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Re: Setraline & breast cancer
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2018, 10:53:18 PM »

I've never heard this before - are you sure? As far as I can see, after a very brief look on line, there may be a very very small correlation between anti-depressant use in general and breast cancer, but it's far from proven, and correlation and causation are not the same thing, ie it could be the fact  that you're already depressed that puts you slightly more at risk of breast cancer,not use of the AD itself. And no indication that sertraline is particularly bad in this sense. Sorry to whoever told you this, but I think it's irresponsible scaremongering.
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Hurdity

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Re: Setraline & breast cancer
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2018, 11:08:49 PM »

Hi jaypo - no-one said this as such! I said "I'm not sure that Sertraline is the best one....". This is not the same as saying there is anything wrong with it, I was trying to tell you that it wasn't the best AD if you can't take HRT due to breast cancer in the family. Please see my post on your thread where I have given you the link to the paper, and an extract which says which ADs are best for women in your position.

racjen - rest assured there has been no irresponsible scare-mongering - just a misinterpetation!

jaypo - try not to worry  :bighug:

Hurdity x
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jaypo

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Re: Setraline & breast cancer
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2018, 09:43:39 AM »

Sorry if I picked it up wrong hurdity,when you said have I had a referral re breast cancer & not taking setraline it sounded like you meant hrt & setraline had the same risks. I did do a little research & there ARE actually some risks with certain types of antidepressants ,setraline being one of them.anyway Iíve phoned dr & sheíll get back to me.
Thanks for the hug,boy do I need one 😩
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racjen

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Re: Setraline & breast cancer
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2018, 04:32:50 PM »

Sorry Hurdity, you're the last person I'd accuse of irresponsible scaremongering! Hadn't seen the rest of the thread x
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CLKD

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Re: Setraline & breast cancer
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2018, 06:39:42 PM »

Why bring up the comment?  A GP is unlikely to prescribe an AD with risks and certainly, I have NEVER been told that there are any risks with anti-depressant medications or anti-anxiety medications.  I have taken ADs since 1988.  I had breast disease in 199? can't remember - but my oncologist never suggested that ADs would be causation.
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racjen

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Re: Setraline & breast cancer
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2018, 06:45:54 PM »

No, it surprises me too - loads of things are associated, rightly or wrongly, with breast cancer, but ADs are not one I've ever heard mentioned.
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CLKD

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Re: Setraline & breast cancer
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2018, 06:47:03 PM »

Nowt in the leaflet with the box, just looked  ;)
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jaypo

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Re: Setraline & breast cancer
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2018, 06:50:02 PM »

Dr phoned & said heíd not heard anything but Iíve to drop off the piece I read on webmed.anyway I took another one today,no side affects yet😊
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racjen

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Re: Setraline & breast cancer
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2018, 07:04:38 PM »

Can you post the link here?
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jaypo

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Re: Setraline & breast cancer
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2018, 07:36:37 PM »

Have I done that right?anyway itís webmed , I donít think people should worry,thereís so much stuff out there ,donít eat that,drink this,oh no,weíve changed our minds,do eat that & donít drink this,step away from the microwave,flippin ell ,donít know if weíre coming or going 🤪
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Shadyglade

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Re: Setraline & breast cancer
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2018, 08:09:22 PM »

Looks like a very weak set of studies to me.  You can really screw yourself up with this sort of thing.  Just being alive puts you at risk of cancer.

I'm a bit shocked that this has been brought to your attention, to be honest.
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jaypo

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Re: Setraline & breast cancer
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2018, 08:33:29 PM »

I agree xx
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CLKD

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Re: Setraline & breast cancer
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2018, 08:36:53 PM »

Likewise.  HRT does not cure everything but ADs can certainly stop people jumping off Clifton Suspension Bridge.

But those who have never taken ADs surely shouldn't make any comments  :-\ on a Forum anymore than I would comment on HRT as it is over 25 years since I was prescribed it. 

We have to talk to our GPs and hope that the advice given is helpful.  Many people have success with Setraline!
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