I'm so sorry your suffering. This disease is ugly and people who don't have it just don't understand.
I take Wellbutrin for my depression. I recongize when I need to be on it so I just tell my GI doc and he gives it to me. But I also see a therapist when things are real bad. She has helped me so much that I don't think I would be here today if it wasn't for her. I have a 2 1/2 year old son so I know how you feel and understand what your going through. Hang in there!
This is a depressing disease. I was taking Celexa but it was not helping me, so I switched back to the Fluoxetine.
I also take Xanax as needed for my anxiety.
Ovarian cysts, along with everything else that showed up, would cause significant pain, I would think. It is not right you were yelled at for having pain. Maybe it is time to try to find a new GI, unfortunately...
I have also been told that this disease is "all in my head" and that "I look too good to be sick." Like Nanners said, we may not look like we are suffering, but we really are. While I would never wish this disease on anyone, sometimes I wish others, who don't even try to understand, could spend a day in my shoes and know what it is like.
I sincerely hope the Humira works soon for you! Take care and please keep us posted!
Coping with a chronic disease is not easy, and no one can really understand what we go through everyday, because as you said, most of us look completely healthy on the outside.... I have two daughters 8 and 12, and believe me some days are so hard to cope and do the daily stuff I have to do. Therefore when I'm feeling good, I tend to do more things around the house and at work, I never leave things to be done the next day, because I don't knowhow I will be the next day. All this vicious cycle brings alot of depression.
I hate taking anti-depressants, I try to meditate and take care of myself, and when needed give myself some time to relax. Of course I'm under a lot of stress, because like you, I really need my job, but I also like working, so I hate myself sometimes for not being able to do as much things as I want.
What I wanted to say in general, is that I cannot offer you a lot of help, but please know you are not alone, we are all trying to cope everyday....
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica
Diagnosed w/ General Anxiety Disorder in 2005- Effexor and Clonazepam
Post Edited (Erik45) : 10/12/2008 10:12:54 PM (GMT-6)