dose any body have Bipola and Crohns?

how to get through Bipola or Crohns
see a phyciactrist - 0.0%
see a phycologist - 0.0%
go on medications - 100.0%
hide away (sounds most appleling) - 0.0%

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   Posted 10/31/2009 5:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Everybody, this is my first time doing this, I was diagnosed with Crohns a couple of years ago, and since then i can not seem to socialize that often as i have low energy.

I became depressed (so i thought) and was eventually put on the highest does of antidepressant, when that didn't work, i was put on another, which still did not work.

Mum phoned the doctor because she was worried about me, they now think i might be Bipola, i am seeing a psychiatrist in December. i am so scard, and when i feel low, i feel soo low and soo much pain ( as if somebody has just died pain) its horrible, and because i am no longer sociable, i am left alone, no friends around me, this makes my world feel even worse and lonely, but i have tried explaining to friends but they dont seem to understand. I used to be so close with them and upsets me that i am now alone in this wolrd and theres nothing i can do about it, when i need people most around me, i am left alone.

I am so fed up of feeling this sad, but i also have a burst of energy every now and again and i could be extra hyper, but deep down still feel like rubbish but i am able to repress the bad feelings more.

I hope somebody can help me.. what should i do to make my life better again?

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   Posted 10/31/2009 12:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Georgie123,

Welcome to HealingWell and the bipolar board. I'm sorry to hear about the Crohn's, as that is very difficult to live with, I've heard. I hope you're doing okay. I'm also sorry you have to wait so long to see a psychiatrist. That's not fair, but it's not uncommon.

In the short term, you should ask your mom about seeing a counselor, which is a great way to talk about your sadness and deal with it. And you should make a list of all the things that make you feel peaceful or happy and focus on spending as much time doing those things as possible. Taking walks help, even when you don't feel like it. And having a creative outlet helps: writing, painting, drawing, knitting, etc.

I hope that's helpful.
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Bipolar II

"Bipolar disorder can be a great teacher. It's a challenge, but it can set you up to be able to do almost anything else in your life." - CARRIE FISHER

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   Posted 10/31/2009 5:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I have Crohn's and Bipolar. I would see a psychiatrist for meds, a gastro for crohn's meds, a psychologist for talk therapy, and hide away when you can. LOL

The Crohn's diagnosis triggered my first major depression 6 years ago. Being diagnosed with something like that can cause depression if you're prone to it anyway.
Stephanie, 29, married for 10 wonderful years and mommy to two awesome toddlers
dx with Crohn's 4/2003, in remission from 11/2003 to 7/2009
omeprazole 40mg, zoloft 100mg, apriso 1500mg, dicyclomine 3/day
dx with bipolar II 8/2009, re-diagnosed with bipolar I 9/09
Apparently allergic to lamictal...waiting on next rx

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   Posted 11/1/2009 11:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Read my signature, I have bipolar and crohns disease too and am also possibly facing a MS diagnosis.
Each illness can be maintained.  With bipolar you need to keep in very close contact with you pdoc and a theraist and always take your meds.
With Crohns you need to keep in close contact with your GI and take your meds too.
You need to be consistent with both and contact you doctors immediately if things get out of hand for you.  You meds will be changing depending on what is happening to you in your life; diet, stressors, etc.
They are life long illness so you have to find a medication plan and lifestyle change that fits you.
Good luck.  Keep posting if you have more questions.
There is also a crohns forum that you may want to check out as well. Go near to the top of the page where it says: Forum Quick Jump and click on the arrow and go to Crohns Disease.
Best wishes for wellness.
 Bipolar - 2004
     Crohns disease - 1995 
Arthritis & Fibromyalgia 
Leo Buscaglia

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