Hi txguy0419 sorry to here about all your problems but predisone can cause sleep problems as well as depression not to mention the moon face trouble doing anything really if it involes concentration talk to your doctor about prescribing a mild nerve pill like ativan it helps relax you and can also help with your sleeping problems,how much longer till you decrease your dose or did you just start the riods. Dealing with everyday stess is bad enough but add crohns to that its like adding gas to fire it sounds like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders try to find something to help you relax stress is the worse with for this disease. Being the man of the house is a big enough weight and i'm sure your wife and kids will understand that dad just isn't feeling like himself these days you have been through alot the last few months getting down is normal you ask yourself the questions why me maybe they made a mistake you don't want this for yourself that is understandable its hard being sick all the time but find some comfort in knowing we have all been there with you at one point in our lives. I'm on a mild nerve pill myself just to help me through the tough times it helps alot and i don't get so stressed out while i'm on them. I hope that helps you good luck keep us posted on your progress we are here to help. Your Friend Jenn
I had surgery back on October and it didn't go so well. I had lapro surgery first then I developed an infection a day later so they took me back in and cut me all the way. Then a couple of weeks later I finally got to come home and got an infection 1 day later and had to go back in. The surgeon opened me up completely and said I had to heal that way so now I have this huge gaping scar on my stomach. Took a couple of months of recovery from that.
Anyway my question is about depression with crohn's. I have never had this problem but the last few weeks I have been really depressed and pessimistic about everything. Also not sleeping at all and decreased concentration. I am taking prednisone too so could that have something to do with it? Has anyone else here had this problem and if so, did you find something to help? I really don't want to take any more medication but I don't want my wife and kids to have to put up with me like this anymore either.
Sorry if i'm rambling but I'm not too good at this posting stuff or asking for help.
Had Crohns 17 years had numerous bowel resections,fistulas,fissures,hemmies,kidney problems,fibro,arthritis,dignosed at 13 had GI feeding tube,nasal feeding tube,cental lines,ports,4 ruptured bowel emergency surgeries,TMJ,depression,current meds are Hydromorphone,30 ,Hydromophome,8 ,Ketoprofen,100 ,Trazadone,50 ,Lorazepam,10 ,Zopliclone,5 ,atriplyine,75 ,Losac,50 Tylenol Athritis ,B-12 injections ,Iron injections ,Gravol,75 Predisone,5mg ,Humira,40mg once a week.Still looking for the doctor with all the answers if you find him forward him to me please.P.S my bathroom is the nicest room in my house cause i spend so much time there,i am thinking about installing the computer and maybe a hot-dog stand.