It can be hard sometimes. I feel like that a lot of the time too. I think for me a big part of it is feeling like I am not in control of my body.
I also always found that I was worse emotionally when I was on steriods.
I will find a way or make one. –Phillip Sidney 1554-1586
All that I am and all that I shall ever be, I owe to my Angel Mother.
The Bucket List- Have you found joy in your life? Has your life brought joy to others?
Make sure your suffering has meaning…
Great advice given here I think. I also find that understanding that a chronic illness is also going to involve an emotional element is key to handling the feelings. You have a ‘right’ to feel hopeless and miserable about it all – we all do – people who are not physically sick get depressed for very little reason at all. I think realising that you’re depressed is the first step – you are completely justified in feeling that way.
Distraction is great way to deal with it short-term. I find books (escaping), movies, fresh air, getting up and going to bed at regular times (over sleeping makes my moods terrible) – try getting up early and at the same time every day…. And most of all be easy on yourself because crohn’s is so hard to come to terms with emotionally, my dr has often suggested anti-depressants for me because he says any chronic illness is likely to result in some level of depression and I have been so depressed at times that I felt like I would just crumble into nothingness…… I have considered taking antidepressants but whenever I’ve tried they’ve made me so scattered and forgetful!
I hope you feel better soon…..
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