Hi everyone! I usually post in the Ulcerative Colitis forum but I wanted to ask for a bit of advice on here also.
I was diagnosed with depression just over 2 years ago...I was put on a couple of different types of medication but when things seemed to improve I came off them and havn't taken them since. Although I probably should have continued to take them even when I was feeling well I didn't and things have been very up and down.
Anyway I have been unwell with Ulcerative Colitis for the past year and especially since the beginning of this year where I have been in hospital twice and things still aren't right. I have been on a fairly high dose of steroids for the past 2 weeks and especially since this time have been feeling very down, kind of emotional, not sleeping well, and not really wanting to go out to see anybody much but preferring to stay by myself. Its sounding similar to how I felt a couple of years ago and I'm wondering if the steroids have set things off again.
I go to see my GP on monday to discuss my Colitis but is it worth mentioning I'm feeling like this?! I have alot of issues going on in my life as well as being unwell so maybe everything is coming to a head now and my body can't handle it too well anymore.
22 year old female, from the UK.
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis Jan '08, Proctosigmoiditis Jan '09.
Hospitalised Jan '09 for IV Hydrocortisone - had no effect!
Hospitalised Fri 27th Feb for a week of IV Hydrocortisone.
Currently taking daily:
40mg Prednisolone tablets
5mg Prednisolone suppositories x 2
1g Mesalazine suppositories x 2 (soon to change to Acetarsol)
2g Mesalazine sachets x 2