Stress from intestinal problems; I feel depression coming on.

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Quesadilla
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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 7/12/2008 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I was dx with Crohn's Disease in Oct 2004, then had that taken away after seeing another gastroentorologist.  He said it wasn't Crohn's, but instead IBS.  Anti-spasmodics I was prescribed helped a bit, but I was having diahrea everyday.  Now I'm getting sores in the corner of my mouth and an awful taste.  I've had it for like a week.  I looked up those symptoms, and they are associated with Crohn's.  I'm waiting to get in to see another GI, to get a THIRD opinion.  I've been so incredibly tired lately.  At least once a week I go home straight from work/school and just crash.  I'll sleep at least 13 hours.  I know something is wrong and its not getting better.  I'm so unhappy right now.  I just want to feel better.
Dx with crohn's since Oct '04.
Dx with IBS since June 4, 2008.
Have had symptoms since 2000.
Medications: Levbid
 
About to see a nutritionist... I need help understanding food! :)


stkitt
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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 7/12/2008 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   

Quesadilla

Hello and welcome.  I am wonder if you have ever had an edoscopy and biopsies when you were dx with the Crohns Disease and Why did the other physician change the dx.  Were they Gastroenterologists?
 
I am sure if you are feeling ill, tired and confused you are feeling depressed.
I am not a professional and do not dx but you may be experiencing Normal Depression,  or the depression that everyone is used to dealing with. It  is often triggered by an event or circumstance in which you react to emotionally, such as the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, or the breakup of a relationship, feeling ill and getting mixed messages from you physicians.  This type of depression is psychological  because you are emotionally “reacting” to something that has happened.
 
I believe you will feel better if you do see a Gastroenterologist and find out exactly what is going on with you.  I am glad you are seeing a nutirtionist as that is advocating for yourself and I am proud of you for taking that step.
 
Keep posting and we will do our best to support you.
Kitt
 

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