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Red_34
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   Posted 10/25/2005 8:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I need help from my HW friends.  I have been more or less in denial but I don't think I can deny this anymore.  about a year and half ago, we lost our house to foreclosure.  It was a major blow to me since I viewed owning a house to having a successful life in the making.  Luckily, my in-laws are great and bought our house for us and we are in the process of buying it back from them.  But the emotional impact had left it's mark and I can not shake this horrid feeling. 
 
Like I said, I've been in denial but I do believe that I am suffering from depression.  I can't find the joy in things like I used to and I feel "dead" on the inside, numb almost.  I try to feel happy but when I do, I can't and it upsets me even more.  I want my life of joy back, my life of happiness..........I miss it.
 
I am going to seek help finally but I was wondering if anyone here is from Michigan and if they can point me in the direction of a good doctor for depression but also specializes in people with chronic disorders.  When my disease flares up, it upsets me and spirals me down deeper so I need a doctor that can help with that aspect too.
 
Thank you for any help....

~~Sherry~~
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 1992
Currently taking: 9 Colazal (750mg) daily,
Diagnosed with Reynaulds Syndrome in 2004
Currently taking: Niacin-500mgs

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Annieoakley
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   Posted 10/25/2005 8:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Red_34
 
I just wanted to say that I am so sorry that you lost your home but am glad that at least you are able to get your home back, I am sorry that I can not help you with a Dr as I am in canada. I just felt that I needed to reply to your post. you are suffering from depression ( I am not a Dr) but your feelings are what I have been feeling and getting help for it, do you not have a family Dr that you could talk to?your family Dr can prescribe you meds for depression and refer you to a therapist or counselor. you are in my prayers, please be kind to yourself and know that soon you will be starting to feel better. Please take care.
Annie
 
Fibromyaligia, dx Oct 2004 but we are sure I have had this for about 4-5 yrs maybe longer.
Chronic fatigue Syndrome dx 1995
Anxiety/Panic attacks dx 1990
M.S. dx June 29th 2005
Anemia dx Jan 2005
Depression...lets just say for a while now.

Meds: Amitriptyline
Lorazepam
Celexa
Ferrous Glouconate
Ibuprofen 600mg
and soon to start on
Rebif or Avenox

Red_34
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   Posted 10/25/2005 9:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Annie. I do have a family doc but I am reluctant to go see her. I have issues (I totally and freely admit that I do) with control, pride and stubborness. So this depression (or whatever it is) is driving me nuts because I have no control over it. I am reluctant to see my primary because then (to me) it would mean that I have no control of my life, does that make sense?? I am having a hard time putting my thoughts into words so bear with me if this doesn't quite make much sense! I feel that by having a different doc then my primary would offer me a great deal of anomynity (I never did get spelling that word right!) and then everyone else won't see me as a *this is how I feel anyway* a failure. I don't know if any of this makes sense or not but I realize that I need help with these issues.

Thanks

~~Sherry~~
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 1992
Currently taking: 9 Colazal (750mg) daily,
Diagnosed with Reynaulds Syndrome in 2004
Currently taking: Niacin-500mgs

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CheerDad
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   Posted 10/25/2005 11:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Sherry,

I would recommend starting with your PCP Doc. That is where I started. It is difficult to admit to your doc that you need help. If it is the same doc that you have been with since your dx with UC then she will have a good understanding of what a chronic illness can do to a person. I have Crohn's Disease and so I understand feeling like life is beyond my control. Good luck and I hope you find the answers you are looking for.
We can respond to irritation with a smile instead of scowl, or by giving warm praise instead of icy indifference. By our being understanding instead of abrupt, others, in turn, may decide to hold on a little longer rather than to give way. Love, patience, and meekness can be just as contagious as rudeness and crudeness.
 
Randy
 
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