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    Carol Ward
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    I was diagnosed with MDS in 2016 right after I lost my husband to colon cancer. I have been on Effexor xr an antidepressant for over 14yrs. My problem with MDS is very low platelets. Is there anyone else taking an antidepressant with MDS. Has any doctor ever contributed an antidepressant to lowering your platelets.

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    debbie stern
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    following…I am also interested. I am on 1/2 the lowest dose of Lexepro (5mg). When I went up to 10mg, I did think my platelets got lower, so I went back to 5mg and am not having a problem. I wonder if some antidepressants are better than others.

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    Kathy Lynch
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    Hi, I have been on Effexor for 13 years for the bad symptoms of menopause after chemo put me back into it. I think only a doc or MDS advisor can answer your question…but I have been told there is not much that can effect (make worse) our MDS

    Are either of you being treated at a center of excellence? I have a very caring oncologist but not a MDS specialist.

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