I have suffered from depression for years, and have been off and on medicines depending on how I feel. Last year, I was in a pretty bad car accident, and had really bad anxiety afterward. I was put on Effexor, and it worked for quite a while. I don't think it's what I need now, though. I've been dealing with my crohn's lately, and the past month has been rough. I know a lot of people have far worse crohn's than I, but I just am not dealing well. I'm not sure if this is just a phase I'm going through, and things will turn around on their own, or if I need to be doing something. I've been home from work this week sick, and I think that if i was mentally better, I might be a little better off physically. Or maybe I'd be able to deal with the physical stuff better. Maybe I'd even be able to get myself to work and deal with the symptoms as they come. The whole week I've basically spent either in bed or on the couch. I need some motivation to get up off my butt and do something...anything really. (Luckily my boss is very understanding about
absences, and since I've been to my GI dr on and off the past month, that's not an issue.)
I have an appointment with my doctor because I'm almost out of the effexor, but until then I just don't know how to find motivation. I'm just frustrated, really, and I need to know that someone else has been here.
Thanks for your support.
31 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05
Currently on Humira, Prilosec, Effexor, Calcium, Vit D, sublingual B12
Post Edited (bar77) : 2/26/2009 12:44:31 PM (GMT-7)