constant pain, please please please help!

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jdryan
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 22
   Posted 9/20/2008 4:08 AM (GMT -7)   
hi! i really need some help tonight. I am so sick and tired of being in constant pain that honestly at this moment, i wish i were dead but as i said earlier i have four young children and no longer get to think only of myself therefore that option is out. The depression from being in constant pain and sick and tired is driving me straight over the edge. Does anyone have any advice for coping? My husband, who happens to be an M.D. really doesn't know what to do for me other than pray and i was in with my psychiatrist this week and will start a new med when my husband gets back in town in case there are any adverse side effects. Can anyone please give me advise on coping with the constant sickness and depression that goes along with it. I have no life because i can't leave the house without turning around and coming right back to get to the bathroom! i just want to sleep all the time so i can't be miserable if i'm sleeping. every time i eat or drink i get so sick! you would think i would be skinny but it seems i can't help myself from eating because it's human nature to eat when you are hungry and if i don't then i get nauseated.
thirty-something y/o female
dx crohn's 1987 dx UC 1999
Rx: colazal 9/day,
imuran 150mg/day,
prednisone 20mg/day,
cymbalta 60mg 120/day,
Lialda 1.2mg/day,
vytorin 1/day, nexium as needed, xanax & percocet as needed
bentyl 3-4xday,
 


Sarita
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Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 2486
   Posted 9/20/2008 9:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey jd, I'm sorry you're feeling so miserable! The cycle of sickness and depression is a vicious one. I am glad you are visiting your psychiatrist because it sounds like you really need better treatment for your depression. Do you ever have friends come over to your house to hang out and watch a movie or something when you need to stay home for bathroom's sake? Have you noticed that any particular foods seem to trigger your symptoms?
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jdryan
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 22
   Posted 9/20/2008 11:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much for replying! i was beginning to think nobody on here even cared but i know that's the depression talking. i read alot of other posts after i posted and it really made me feel better to know there are so many others in the very same situation! i do have many girlfriends but when i'm sick i tend to avoid everyone so i don't have to pretend to be my normal perky self! all of my real girlfriends know my situation but it's still embarassing when someone's here and i get sick. I have kept a journal of foods to see if anything triggers but right now since it's the IBS and not the Crohns-colitis that is bothering me it is every single thing i eat and sometimes just drinking water or whatever will trigger the spasms. i am on antispasmotics but haven't found one that really works after all these years! Bentyl helps but i feel drugged and i hate that feeling but i take it anyway sometimes trying to head off any spasms or D! Again, thanks so much for getting back to me!
J.
thirty-something y/o female
dx crohn's 1987 dx UC 1999
Rx: colazal 9/day,
imuran 150mg/day,
prednisone 20mg/day,
cymbalta 60mg 120/day,
Lialda 1.2mg/day,
vytorin 1/day, nexium as needed, xanax & percocet as needed
bentyl 3-4xday,
 


Sarita
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Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 2486
   Posted 9/21/2008 1:40 AM (GMT -7)   
One thing that I find is that eating VERY small meals (like a couple tablespoons or something - even a jar of baby food) every hour or two is much easier on the system and taking Imodium should help also. Have you taken Imodium yet? And the drowsy feeling from the Bentyl may go away after a few days...
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Please always remember to consult your medical professional regarding your medical questions; this forum is intended to provide patient-to-patient support. Although some of us have healthcare backgrounds, we cannot diagnose or treat patients on the board.

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