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Susiebuddy
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   Posted 4/11/2006 8:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello
 
   I am usually over on the Ulcerative Colitis board, but thought I'd post here and get some advice. I have been sick with U/C for just over a year, although I'm doing ok and seem to be in remission right now, I have been feeling emotionally like crap and like I'm in a bad mood, all day, just about every day.
 
   I have a pretty good life financially, but I feel that none of it matters right now. I feel like I want to be alone, as in all by myself and I just don't have the opportunity to do that. I feel that I am bombarded with things right now as I have a lot going on in my life... I need a break and I don't know how to tell my husband. I have been going to counseling now for about 3 months with a Christian counselor, but I'm still feeling pretty rotten for the most part. Is feeling like you want to be alone, being in a BAD mood all almost daily, feeling very very irratable.. could those be signs of depression? I sleep ok most nights I guess, but feel tired during the day still...
 
  I just don't know what's going on with me and it's bugging the crap out of me......
SusieBuddy  
Diagnosed with U/C January 31st, 2004 
Meds: Rowasa enema's - nightly (every other night as of 12/27/05)
         Bentyl 10mg. - at night only as needed
         Culturelle - probiotic 1x a day in AM
         Nexium - *stomach ulcer gone, so off it for now...*
         Xanax -  for anxiety and nausea (only pop it when desperate)
 
   Side pain is off and on now, not sure what the cause is.. Maybe someday I'll know...


brownleaf
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   Posted 4/12/2006 2:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Susie
it's quite reasonable that you will feel emotionally drained, if you are suffering a condition, as you are, i know soon as i lose my ability to cope with mine, i get into the same kinds of feelings you have, i don't want to be around any one, and i get touchy about anything, won't do anything, can't think clearly, which is now, ha, but it passes in a few days,

i think if you have things happening in your life that are causing you stress and you have been able to cope ok prior to these stresses, then perhaps you need to look at those to see which you can put to the side for a while, i know everything needs your attention, but somethings can be moved aside, and definitely talk to hubby,

Susiebuddy
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   Posted 4/13/2006 10:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the replies, I hate being sick and my U/C is causing other things to happen to my body. I also have Mononeuropathy Multiplex, and some other nerve things going on as well. I have to do a 1 1/2 hour MRI on the 24th, which I'm NOT Looking forward to, I can handle short ones, but not sure about that long of a scan... I guess I'm overwhelmed with things besides my illness too, my relationship with my son is on the rocks, he's 21 and is being totally brainwashed by his alcoholic father and wacko stepmother.. they give him everything he wants and I would rather him learn to work himself for things, so I look like the bad guy when he asks me for things and I say NO, you have a job, save up the money and buy it yourself... I'm paying for his college.. geez...

Anyways, I'm hanging in there, just thought I'd post here too.. Thanks again
SusieBuddy  
Diagnosed with U/C January 31st, 2004 
Meds: Rowasa enema's - nightly (every other night as of 12/27/05)
         Bentyl 10mg. - at night only as needed
         Culturelle - probiotic 1x a day in AM
         Nexium - *stomach ulcer gone, so off it for now...*
         Xanax -  for anxiety and nausea (only pop it when desperate)
 
   Side pain is off and on now, not sure what the cause is.. Maybe someday I'll know...


els
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   Posted 4/14/2006 3:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Susie,  Welcome to the depression forum you are more than welcome to pop in over here and post away any time.  I completely understand what you are going through.  When you have a major illness it is so difficult to keep up with a relationship and all the other obligations that are required of us in the process of all of that it is easy to lose ourselves or get overwhelmed.  I have MS and used to have to have MRI's that were sometimes 2-3 hours long so I sympathize with your discomfort.  I have pacemaker now and don't have to have MRI anymore.  You may to make sure that you take time out each day for yourself even if it is just to take a 30 minute walk.  Stress is not good for any illness as I am sure you know.  So you may need to find ways to destress and find your distance at the same time.  Do let us know how it goes....Take care..

 ~elisha~ 

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