the nasty grip of depression

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Butterflake
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   Posted 9/18/2009 3:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Just wanted to tell ya that I'm back in depression mode, fighting it for many weeks. I've pushed away my friends, family and I haven't had too much to say here lately- just lurking occasionally. I still think of y'all often. I finally fessed up to my psychiatrist this week and he's adjusting my meds. I'm going back to my cave now. Butterflake
Systemic Lupus ('05), depression, fibro, sjogrens, cns issues, diabetes, gerd, hypertension, colitis, stage 1 kidney disease  Rx: Cellcept, plaquenil, prednisone, celebrex, lisionpril, actos, lipitor, nexeum, prozac, wellbutrin, ambien, cholestryramine, lomotil PRN: xanax, neurontin, tylenol arthritis, flexeril, nasonex, phenegren, vitamins, Acupuncture.  "Welcome to lupus, where the strange is ordinary and nothing is normal." Donna 
 


Ginny
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   Posted 9/18/2009 4:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Donna I'm sorry you're back in the throws of your depression.  I so understand what that is like.  I'm glad you told your psych about it.  I will pray that the new dose of meds will kick in quickly.  When my psych upped my Zoloft last month it improved things within a week.  What a relief.
 
Keep us posted on how you're doing okay?
 
Love
Ginny
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13
35 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, Anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke, 2002), Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck), anxiety, PTSD. Prednisone, Imuran, Plaqunil, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6,
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jhmom
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   Posted 9/18/2009 4:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Donna, I am sorry to hear you are feeling like this. Please know we are here for you and you can vent anytime! I pray the increase in meds will help you quickly! Hang in there! (((hugs))))
Stacie
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding ~ Proverbs 3:5 ~

DX: Lupus, Sjogrens, Raynaud's, Hashimoto's and Celiac Disease
RX: Imuran, Plaquenil, Methotrexate, Flexeril, Piroxicam, Levoxyl, Folic Acid, Folgard OS (B12), Vitamin D-50,000 IU, Tramadol (as needed) and magic mouthwash (for mouth sores)


hippimom2
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   Posted 9/18/2009 8:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry about the depression - it seems to go hand in hand with this wretched disease. I'm glad you talked to your doc and I hope the adjustment in meds helps fairly quickly. Hang in there - we are always here for you.
dx: UCTD (lupus), sjogrens, reynauds,
meds: prednisone, plaquenil, methotrexate, tramadol, neurontin,
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aimsgirl16
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   Posted 9/19/2009 5:56 AM (GMT -7)   
So sorry Donna! Hippi is right, it goes hand and hand with this horrible disease. Please know we are here for you and please vent/talk any time you need to. Let us know how the increase of meds do!!! I sure hope it helps!!!

Amy

 

Systemic Lupus , lupus nephritis , and a lot of other stuff associated with Lupus!

Cytoxan, Prednisone, Lupron, Zofran, Mesna, Lisinopril, hydrochlorothiazide,  Ambien, Flexeril, Ultram, Darvocet, Ferrious Sulfade, Calcium, Vitamin B12, Aspirin 81 mg, Vitamin C

The Old Normal is no more so I and we have to find a New Normal...

 


aimsgirl16
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   Posted 9/23/2009 5:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Donna! I was thinking about you today and hoping you are doing better!!!! Is the med change helping any yet?

Amy

 

Systemic Lupus , lupus nephritis , and a lot of other stuff associated with Lupus!

Cytoxan, Prednisone, Lupron, Zofran, Mesna, Lisinopril, hydrochlorothiazide,  Ambien, Flexeril, Ultram, Darvocet, Ferrious Sulfade, Calcium, Vitamin B12, Aspirin 81 mg, Vitamin C

The Old Normal is no more so I and we have to find a New Normal...

 


Butterflake
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   Posted 9/24/2009 4:58 AM (GMT -7)   

I live in Atlanta. Noah sends his regards.

Hi Amy, Ginny, Stacie and Hippi. Eight months ago I started decreasing my prednisone 1 mg/ month. I got all the way down to 1 mg daily when everything fell apart; pain, fatigue, crying daily, argumentative, diarrhea, even my Sjogrens flared. I knew my depression was getting worse months ago, but I didn't do anything. I was so determined to get off my pred and lose weight. My rheumy, gastroenterologist, and psychiatrist are now all working together for me. I got a medrol injection and back to 4 mg of pred. My cholestyramine for diarrhea is timed so it doesn't bind with my other meds. As a start my psych doubled my wellbutin and I take buspar. I still cry daily, but  now I'm trying to be at least somewhat social. I have awful thrush. Itching and all the other Sjogrens issues. I could go on but it makes me cry. Thanks for checking on me Amy. Love, Butterflake


Systemic Lupus ('05), depression, fibro, sjogrens, cns issues, diabetes, gerd, hypertension, colitis, stage 1 kidney disease  Rx: Cellcept, plaquenil, prednisone, celebrex, lisionpril, actos, lipitor, nexeum, prozac, wellbutrin, ambien, cholestryramine, lomotil PRN: xanax, neurontin, tylenol arthritis, flexeril, nasonex, phenegren, vitamins, Acupuncture.  "Welcome to lupus, where the strange is ordinary and nothing is normal." Donna 
 

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