The woman told CBC News she took a prescription for an antidepressant for ovarian and uterine cancer and was prescribed another for endometriasis.
She says it was prescribed for her cancer in November 2017, the same month she got the diagnosis.
“I was really upset.
It was not really the first time I had this issue,” she said.
The woman was prescribed an antidepressant, but says it didn’t help her symptoms. “
He told me it was the endometrium, and it was really hard for me to believe that, but I had an emotional and physical issue with it.”
The woman was prescribed an antidepressant, but says it didn’t help her symptoms.
The medication is supposed to help her feel better but she said she doesn’t feel better.
“It didn’t really do anything.
It didn’t stop my pain.
It just made it worse,” she explained.
“Even with the medication, I can’t feel good.
I feel like I’m going crazy.”
“I had an overwhelming feeling of loss” when the painkiller ran out and she had to find another medication.
She told CBC she went to the emergency room and had to give up her job as a pharmacist.
She said she had the medication prescribed for cancer for two weeks, but the doctor was not able to prescribe it again.
The woman also took two weeks off work to make ends meet and her daughter is now in the same situation.
She is also worried her daughter’s cancer may spread.
“She is still going through chemo,” she recalled.
“There is still a possibility that she may have it spread.”
The Canadian Cancer Society says women should avoid using antidepressants for at least four weeks after a diagnosis of cancer.
“We strongly encourage women to continue with their medication until their symptoms have resolved,” the organization said in a statement.
It said this is a “very important time” to start a new course of treatment.
“If you continue on your current antidepressant, your symptoms will likely increase,” it added.
The association says women may want to consult their doctors if they are concerned about a potential reaction to a prescribed antidepressant.
It says people who have been taking an antidepressant should be monitored closely for a while.
CBC’s Natasha Bownie reports.