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closure
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   Posted 9/8/2008 7:13 AM (GMT -7)   
hi guys. I don't know if this is allowed...I don't think it's bad, but if it's against the rules somehow feel free to delete mods.
 
I'm not doing very well at the moment. I posted a huge post in the bipolar room just now and I was wondering if you guys could go read it and possibly offer some support. I could just copy and paste it here too, but I don't want to be like spamming the board with duplicate posts, you know? that's all I really wanted. the bipolar forum has been pretty dead as of late so I don't know if I'll get many replies and I really need some support. cry
 
thank you to anyone who takes the time to go over and read my post. sorry again if this one is against the rules for whatever reason.
27 female
 
Bipolar, panic disorder, PTSD, PCOS, hashimoto's disease/hypothyroidism, acid reflux, and in the process of being diagnosed with either crohns, colitis, or even lupus...who knows really! the docs sure don't lol. Now possibly even celiacs disease!Lots of tests coming up so hopefully I'll know more soon. Too many meds to list!


stkitt
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   Posted 9/8/2008 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   

closure,

Of course I will go and read it.  I will answer in the Bipolar forum.

Hang on sweetie.  We here for you.

Hugs

Kitt


 

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Terps19
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   Posted 9/8/2008 11:35 AM (GMT -7)   
hey Closure

Are you having blood in your bowel movements? If you arent then it probably isnt ulcerative colitis but could be chrons or celiac. There was a time when the DR thought I had ulcerative colitis and gave me tons of meds to try. None of them worked. I finally did an "unconventional" stool test thru enterolabs.com and they dx'd me with having both of the necessary genes that produce celiac disease; however, all the tests the DRs gave me came back negative (colonoscopy and biopsies). Anyways the Dr at enterolab told me my results that he found and recommended I go gluten and dairy free. i did and 2 months later I felt like a new person. The diet is hard but is soooo worth it if it helps you out.

The diet could also help with depression, acid reflux, anxiety, and other like disease or ailments. I know this is another thing to think of but if your tests all come back negative or the DR says "I really dont know what you have but I think it is ..." then you might want to look into the diet. Feel free to message me or just respond to the post if you have any questions.

Hope for the best.
March 2005 Dx'd with Ulcerative colitis
Took: asacol, colazal, rowasa, entocort, VSL probiotic
2.14.06 Test results positive for gluten and dairy sensativity! (enterolab)
July 2006 normal c scope and biopsies
Taking: Wellbutrin 150 mg Ativan .5 mg as needed
Officially married!
Gluten Free Dairy free since May 20, 2006 and feeling great 


closure
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   Posted 9/8/2008 1:21 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks guys...I'm on my way to the bipolar forum next.

terps19...yes I do have blood in bowel movements from time to time. every time I'm checked though they can't find the cause...no hemmorroids. had a colonoscopy and they found nothing. so now I wait for more tests. thanks for your post.
27 female
 
Bipolar, panic disorder, PTSD, PCOS, hashimoto's disease/hypothyroidism, acid reflux, and in the process of being diagnosed with either crohns, colitis, or even lupus...who knows really! the docs sure don't lol. Now possibly even celiacs disease!Lots of tests coming up so hopefully I'll know more soon. Too many meds to list!


FitzyK23
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   Posted 9/8/2008 1:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Read your post! Sending loads of hugs your way. Could you try to find some help from alternative sources? Some cities have regional transportation programs to bring people to doctor's appointments. Some colleges have volunteers that would help with that too. Do you have your license? Could you drive you b/f to work and then use his car for the day and then pick him up?
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


Terps19
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   Posted 9/8/2008 3:31 PM (GMT -7)   
closure said...
thanks guys...I'm on my way to the bipolar forum next.

terps19...yes I do have blood in bowel movements from time to time. every time I'm checked though they can't find the cause...no hemmorroids. had a colonoscopy and they found nothing. so now I wait for more tests. thanks for your post.

Odd everything is normal thru the tests but obviously it is not.
 
Sorry to get descriptive (you dont have to answer) but is the blood more bright red or is it a darker more maroon color?  Bright red means you just have a cut somewhere around that area- they call them fissures- I have one that comes and goes- if it is more of a dark red it means you are bleeding somewhere in your digestive tract- usually ulcers in your large intestine or stomach.  A lot of people who have colitis use probiotics (good bacteria) which seems to help-
 
I hope you find relief soon. 
March 2005 Dx'd with Ulcerative colitis
Took: asacol, colazal, rowasa, entocort, VSL probiotic
2.14.06 Test results positive for gluten and dairy sensativity! (enterolab)
July 2006 normal c scope and biopsies
Taking: Wellbutrin 150 mg Ativan .5 mg as needed
Officially married!
Gluten Free Dairy free since May 20, 2006 and feeling great 


closure
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   Posted 9/8/2008 5:28 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks again guys...I'm not up for posting much at the moment. I'm just getting worse as the night goes on.

real quick though...terps19...it really depends on the day. sometimes it's bright red and a lot...like so much you can't even see through the water. I've had stool samples, regular rectal exams, and the colonoscopy and blood work.
27 female
 
Bipolar, panic disorder, PTSD, PCOS, hashimoto's disease/hypothyroidism, acid reflux, and in the process of being diagnosed with either crohns, colitis, or even lupus...who knows really! the docs sure don't lol. Now possibly even celiacs disease!Lots of tests coming up so hopefully I'll know more soon. Too many meds to list!


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   Posted 9/8/2008 8:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Closure,

I don't have any experience with the things you're describing here and in your other thread, but you do have so much on your plate right now. I'll be sending out positive thoughts for some solutions to turn up. I hope some of the others' suggestions are worthwhile for you.

Go get some rest; at least that will increase the energy you have to face the new day.

percycat

closure
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   Posted 9/9/2008 1:58 AM (GMT -7)   
thank you for the support percycat. *hugs*
27 female
 
Bipolar, panic disorder, PTSD, PCOS, hashimoto's disease/hypothyroidism, acid reflux, and in the process of being diagnosed with either crohns, colitis, or even lupus...who knows really! the docs sure don't lol. Now possibly even celiacs disease!Lots of tests coming up so hopefully I'll know more soon. Too many meds to list!


stkitt
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   Posted 9/9/2008 7:23 AM (GMT -7)   

Closure,

I posted to you in bipolar :)  My prayers are with you to help you start to feel better soon.

Post when you feel up to it but remember we are all here for you.
 
Hugs
Kitt
 

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greyhound
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   Posted 9/9/2008 9:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I have no advice but I will pray for you and also sending you big hugs. We care about you.
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Buddha443556
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   Posted 9/9/2008 10:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Closure, I know nothing of relationships, so have very little to offer there. I can't image how family can turn it's back on family, foreign concept to me. I know how hard it is to be a caregiver. You need to find as much help as you can, call the local churches, community centers, senior centers (age doesn't matter), 211. Even if your can't find transportation out in the boonies, you might find a respite service or in home health care. It's not easy and it takes forever to find what you need, I know, I been there -- just don't give up.

I'll pray for you, your father and especially your boyfriend, he's a good man.

Hugs,
Buddha

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   Posted 9/10/2008 12:42 AM (GMT -7)   

Closure,

I offer you my support, my ((hugs)) and my thoughts. Know that we are thinking of you and care very much what happens for you. Hang in there, be gentle with yourself *but* fight for yourself.

Hugs,

Meg


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closure
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   Posted 9/10/2008 12:44 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks again for the support guys. you have no clue how much it means to me right now. I feel very alone most of the time with all of this so seeing your responses makes me feel a little less alone. *hugs*

updated my thread in the bipolar room. was meant to be brief, but it's a little longer than expected and the sad part is it only covered 2 things out of my day. I was gone from about 12:30pm-7pm. not a good time. my poor boyfriend was sitting in the car almost all day waiting for me at different places.
27 female
 
Bipolar, panic disorder, PTSD, PCOS, hashimoto's disease/hypothyroidism, acid reflux, and in the process of being diagnosed with either crohns, colitis, or even lupus...who knows really! the docs sure don't lol. Now possibly even celiacs disease!Lots of tests coming up so hopefully I'll know more soon. Too many meds to list!


stkitt
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   Posted 9/10/2008 6:24 AM (GMT -7)   

Closure,

What a nice guy you have, driving you and waiting.  My hubby will drive me but he would never wait that long. 

I will read your Bipolar post.  :)

Gentle Hugs

Kitt


 

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