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55555jlw
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   Posted 1/27/2009 10:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello.  My name is Jennifer.  I am also on the Crohn's chat group.  I have it and my daughter was recently diagnosed.
 
My current problem is my depression.  I have always gone through mood swings.  Flew around the house, then at the drop of a hat I could be a zombie on the couch.  Sounds bothered me, my ears even would ring, thoughts raced, even all night -either keepng me up or involved in my light sleep. 
 
I began taking Lexapro  almost 7 years ago and it truly saved me.  I am feeling like I am falling into that cycle again now though.  Don't know if it is the stress of my daughter's health, my drinking (had quit for 10 years, and began again 1 1/2 years ago.  Usually 1 a night- never more than 2)  I am wondering if the alcohol is nullifying my meds. 
 
I am getting so moody, just want to be left alone with my angry brain.  I noticed I am losing my filter to my words too, saying too truthful things at work.   I can see that I am cycling.  After a work out or somthing like that I feel so happy, turn like normal, then one thing can set me off and then I am in the dumps. devil
Ugh.  Could one drink a night really do tht much harm?  I know better.  Many people in my family were alcoholics, I am probably playing with fire.  I hate that I sound like a kid, so unsure of myself, knowing better, but refusing to make the changes to make things better. 
At least my depression hasn't driven me to feel suicidal or anything like that. 
DX in 2000,  on Pentasa only :)
daughter age 15 dx with Crohn's on 12/22/08:  Prednisone, Nexium, Pentasa
 
 


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   Posted 1/28/2009 5:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jennifer,

You say that when you exercise you feel better, that is the endorphins. You could use a medication adjustment. Maybe you need a little more. But in my experience, I use to like a beer or two a day, which isn't much, and I noticed that it contributed to my depression. I guess it is a depressant even if we don't get a buzz from it. But you might want to talk to your doctor about adjusting your meds and see if that helps.

What is your drink of choice? Wine, especially red, can be healthy if used in moderation. I am in no means saying drink. Because like I said, the beers were causing me difficulty. I eventually realized it wasn't worth it.

Best wishes for a lovely day

Hugs, Karen
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55555jlw
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 103
   Posted 1/28/2009 4:23 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks,

I agree with you.  I am going to up my meds for a little bit.  I am going to reduce my drinking to once a week.  Just became a habit so quickly.  I am like that.  Whatever it is, a snack, a cup of tea, a favorite restaurant, I develop a liking for that thing until it becomes a part of my daily routine.

 

ugh. 

Thanks,

Jennifer


DX in 2000,  on Pentasa only :)
daughter age 15 dx with Crohn's on 12/22/08:  Prednisone, Nexium, Pentasa
 
 

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