Carers only

Looking after a loved one with cancer? This is a safe and supportive place to share your worries and emotions. Please remember when posting that this group is for Carers only.

Sublingual anti depressants

Nannajan
Posted by

Does anyone in here have experience of these? 

I got our GP to do a home visit today and broached the subject of hubby beginning increasingly depressed.  His response was that this was extremely understandable given his situation and he discussed using anti depressants as an option to basically " not be so bothered".

But when we began exploring what drugs he could take and how he could take then he said there aren't any anti depressants that are sublingual or injectable!  Hubby taking nothing orally)

A quick Google search just now suggests otherwise but I'm not sure which drugs are suitable etc.  

Anyone got any ideas? 

Nanno

Bowel cancer is shit! But we're choosing it to not be today! 

kennetti
Posted by

My husband takes Mirtazapine ..I also know of 3 other people who take this successfully

It is also a great appetite booster 

Bodach
Posted by

Hi

I am so sorry to read about your husband and that he is becoming depressed.

Can I suggest that you repost your question to the Ask a nurse section where one of the specialist nurses will be able to give you some more information and possibly offer you some suggestions.

Referring to Google is some times not the best option as the information can be misleading or at worst out of date.

To contact the Ask a nurse section please copy your question and click on the green text which will take you to ask a nurse home page then click on start a discussion and paste your question and press post. The nurses aim to answer all questions within 2 working days.

I hope the nurses will be able to answer your question and that you start to see an improvement in your husband very soon.

Ian

● Groups ● Stoma Support ● Bowel ● Carers ● Anal●

What is a Community Champion?

 How to update your PROFILE

If you have a problem why not speak to someone in confidence by calling Macmillan Support 365 days a year 8am to 8pm. on 0808 808 0000

The friendly team are waiting to take your call.

The Bodach is LIVING WITH A ST● MA
Nannajan
Posted by

Thanks Ian,  

Yes that occurred to me after I posted! I think I did! It was getting late so I'll check. 

Nanno

Bowel cancer is shit! But we're choosing it to not be today! 

Nannajan
Posted by

Is it available sublingial?

But an appetite booster is the opposite to what he needs.  Sadly,  he can't eat or drink anything as to do that will trigger another obstruction drama. 

Bowel has pretty much shut down now.  Thanks anyway. 

Nanno

Bowel cancer is shit! But we're choosing it to not be today!