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Help Depression from Chemotherapy

My boyfriend is 20 and is currently finishing chemotherapy treatment for stage 2B Hodgkins Lymphoma. They recently declared that the cancer is gone but want to do three more treatments to make sure it will not come back. He recently has lost interest in everything, laug  ...  [More]    hs very seldomly, has no libido, does not want to be in a relationship right now and shows all the signs of depression. He has been taking some uppers to "get happy". He knows that there is something psychologically wrong with his thoughts, but he refuses to tell anyone other then friends. I desperately want him to be happy. HELP!!!
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322973 tn?1239908038
It is good that he does not show any trace of lymphoma right now. Please tell your boyfriend that Hodgkins has a good prognosis, and in early stages, the majority of cases are cured.
There is no need to feel pressured about a physical relationship right now. Chemotherapy can decrease the libido temporarily, but essentially all patients are able to resume happy, fulfilling relationships eventually.
You must be understanding and supportive. Talk to his oncologist about his mood/depression etc.
All the best, and God Bless!
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Both of you do this together and tell each other how you feel.The extra oxygen will make the brain happier and release good hormones and the depression will gradually ebb away. Please continue doing this breathing and you will stay well.Come back to report progress whenever you can, so others may benefit from your experience.
Build up your timing gradually.If you feel tired or dizzy, stop and resume after one minute.
Anulom Vilom –
Close your right nostril with thumb and deep breath-in through left nostril  
then – close left nostril with two fingers and breath-out through right nostril  
then -keeping the left nostril closed  deep breath-in through right nostril
then - close your right nostril with thumb and breath-out through left nostril.
This is one cycle of anulom vilom.
Repeat this cycle for 15 to 30  minutes twice a day.
Children under 15 years – do 5 to 10 minutes twice a day.
You can do this before breakfast/lunch/dinner or before bedtime or in bed.Remember to take deep long breaths into the lungs.You can do this while sitting on floor or chair or lying in bed.
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