Depression starting up again

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qwerty1
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   Posted 3/14/2009 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
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
Fybogel supplement
Vitamin tablet
Build-up drinks
                             
                             


getting by
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   Posted 3/14/2009 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Qwerty1,

I think it is worth speaking to your doctor about how you are feeling. A physical problem can easily cause depression and you could probably use something to help you feel better.

Oh yes, welcome to the depression forum. We are so happy that you have joined us, though wishing you didn't have the depression. But keep posting and reading.

Hugs, Karen
  Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
 
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies


Becky77
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   Posted 3/14/2009 8:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Qwerty,
It definitely is worth talking to the dr about! Being on the steroids may be adding to it...making you more emotional or irritable (among the many other side effects) and maybe this did set off the dormant depression in you. I myself have been off and on meds for depression, and like you have decided at times that I'm feeling great and go off them. I've found over time that it's best for me to stay on them. It helps you to deal with the chronic condition also.

Let us know how things go. Hope you start feeling physically and emotionally better!
Becky

31 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05
Currently on Humira, Prilosec, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D, sublingual B12; phenergan, ultram, clonazepam as needed


qwerty1
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 402
   Posted 3/15/2009 6:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Thankyou! I think you're right and I will mention it to the GP tomoro. If it is the steroids then they may end up taking me off them as they're already causing me horrible side affects as it is. But I think maybe I need to go back on the anti-depressants regardless, I think I've been trying to make out I'm ok all this time when really I'm covering it all up...thats the we act sometimes isn't it?!

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
Fybogel supplement
Vitamin tablet
Build-up drinks
                             
                             


stkitt
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Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 3/15/2009 8:55 AM (GMT -7)   
qwerty1
 
Hello and yes do talk with your physician about your feelings as that is important to address with your Doc.
 
I am glad you have come here and talked to us as we all understand the feelings of depression.
Let us hear from you and good luck with your appointment.
 
Kitt



 

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JournalDan
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 61
   Posted 3/15/2009 7:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for posting, unfortunately I don't know anything about Ulcerative Colitis but I do know about just not feeling right.

I am 22 as well and just wanted to let you know that you have friends here that you can turn to. The feeling of being alone where no one understands or cares is one of the most dangerous for me personally, so i'd be happy to talk if you ever need it. We are here for you.

Good luck!
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