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Becky77
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   Posted 2/26/2009 11:13 AM (GMT -7)   
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. :-)
Becky

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)


getting by
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   Posted 2/26/2009 1:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Becky,

Do you think it is possible that you need an increase on your effexor? I take it too. Also take abilify with it and it works wonderfully.

I know how you are feeling. I have to take adderall to function. It is the only thing that keeps me out of bed. It is hard when you feel so exhausted and have no enthusiasm. I have fibromyalgia, so I suffer with the chronic fatigue. But the adderall keeps me going so that I can live a halfway normal life.

Do you go to counseling? That might help motivate you. I go to counseling too. It helps to keep me going. I have a good psychologist and that helps. She seems to be able to read me. I am happy for that.

I hope that you feel better soon. We here do understand how you feel as that is pure symptoms of depression. So keep posting and let us know how you are doing.

Hugs, Karen
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stkitt
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   Posted 2/26/2009 3:44 PM (GMT -7)   

Becky,

No guilt my new friend. My hubby has Crohn's and is well controlled but he has a thousand hobbies and I have no talent so for me to find something to do is difficult too.  I have MDD and Anxiety so I spend a lot of time planning on what I will do but end up just sitting.........then I feel guilty for being a failure so I am on a merry-go-round.  That is when I realize I have to kick the guilt to the curb and realize I am doing something coming here and talking to others who are looking for support.

Have you tried the new e-couch therapy by Mood Gym?  It is an online free therapy to work on your own.  Here is a link:

http://ecouch.anu.edu.au/welcome

Take care and keep talking to us.

Kitt


 

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Becky77
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   Posted 2/26/2009 5:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you both for your responses. I went to Mood Gym and did the first module. I feel better just knowing that I finished something today.
Karen-I do think I need to either up my effexor dose or add something else to the mix, don't quite know which one, but I'll talk to the dr on Wednesday about it.
Becky

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


getting by
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   Posted 2/26/2009 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
The abilify works well with effexor. And a few other meds. I hope that you are feeling better soon. I am happy that you are seeing the doctor. Ask him about adjusting your meds.

Hugs, Karen
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

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