Hello everyone, I have not had time for an introduction yet but wanted to post a quick question.
Quick history: Dad has Stage IV melanoma in his spine, lungs, breast and kidney. This is dad's 3rd recurrence since his original DX in 2007. Currently severe compression in the spine. Surgery last week to reduce the size of the tumor that was fairly unsuccessful because of perfuce bleeding once they got to the tumor.
My Father had zelboraf delivered to his home today and the instructions say to start taking it....
Dad Is on Paxil (antidepressant) and we have been warned of the interactions with these 2 meds. The withdrawal from paxil is just awful and dad is really scared and lost as far as what to do now. Been trying to get ahold of the Family DR and Pharmacist all day and we have gotten no answers.
Wondering if anyone has been through a similar situation or knows what to do here. Also wondering if Dad can be put on another Anti depressant that wont interact with the Zelboraf and lessen the withdrawal symptoms of the paxil.
I am going to be on this site lots from now on as I am the only one in the family that has knowledge of these sites and forums.
By the way, my name is Shannon
Last edited by ShannonWittgruber
on Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:44 am, edited 1 time in total.