jar567, I think you might need to talk to a therapist and maybe get on something different. I to like you have crohns, and just found out I'm bipolar. I was having a hard time dealing with the crohns, and the doctors here where I live. I made up my mind I had to get control of something in my life so I started seeing a therapist, and was put on pristiq. Its new but it helps with depression and anxiety. I find it hard to deal with the crohns and my emotions all the time. I haven't had crohns very long ether but most of the people I've talked to on the crohns forum have problems with depression. Just the thoughts of dealing with a chronic disease is hard to handle. You have it better than some like me, I lost my job because of the crohns. For almost two and half years I did not leave my home unless it was to go to the doctor because of the D. It was about
to drive me nuts, in some ways I lost myself, but like you I was feeling like a hypochondriac,but now I have the crohns somewhat under control by going to my GI and complaining a lot, I've been able to get out more but, I still have to deal with the bipolar, I find coming here even if I don't say anything I read from both forums and I don't feel so alone. And if I have a question I can get some help. My GI and my therapist both know I come here to HealingWell and they think its great. My GI told me if I find something that works for someone else that could help he'll let me try it. And coming hear I find you can say things that people in my own family don't understand because there not in my shoes, a lot here are. And here you can wine or say how you feel and know one will judge you.
Dx June 07 Crohn's take asacol 2x3 a day ,lotrel for HBP , omeprezole for stomach , potassium , one a day crohn's & colitis therapy , calcium & Vit D , lomotil for lose stools , tramadol for pain , started humira in Feb 08 on 1 shot a week, vit-B 12 shots , crestor,
Dx Bipolar May 08