thanks Osprey. I've actually been having a lot of spaghetti with cheese, which seems to help with the D and gives my guts more time to absorb food, which sounds like it probably falls under that diet. I havent been losing as much weight since i started it, though im still gradually losing weight. once i get back onto some meds, though, im sure it will stop and hopefully reverse.
Kate, I don't want to sound flippant, but have you thought of getting a dog, or some other pet? I have two dogs. the first is my black lab mix, Midnight, who i've had since second grade. she went blind several years ago, but shes otherwise pretty healthy for her age. shes a very mellow dog, and wont let me out of earshot. the second is a miniature dachshund, named Penny, who thinks she owns the universe. my parents got her a few years ago. she's independent and playful, and loves to just sit in my lap and sleep. They're sweethearts. If I'm in a lot of pain, they will try to comfort me. Once, several months ago, I was having a particularly painful BM, and Penny came in, looked at me, and left. she came back a moment later with a piece of food and laid it between my legs. I thought she was just stashing it so Midnight wouldnt eat it, so I gave it back. She put it in the same spot and then stared at me. I'm convinced she meant it as a gift to make me feel better.
Anyway, they're a huge comfort for me. Maybe a pet would help with your depression.
20, Male, diagnosed over Christmas Break of my Junior year in High School. BEST CHRISTMAS EVAR LOL