Well, I'm coming in on the tail end "pun intended" of this topic...I never even realized I was depressed when I was first diagnosed. Also, fought the Dr. tooth, hair & nail on the antidepressant. Started Lexapro within about the first 6 months, was doing fine, weaned back off. Let me tell you...after that wean...I hit an all time "NEW" low. Learned my lesson there! I take it every day now at the same time I take the evil prednisone (which also can make you nuts). By taking them both together at the same time they help offset each other in the "mood" department for me anyway. It's OKAY to grieve for yourself. After all, this was NOT how you had planned your life! We all have been there at one time or another! Talking with a counselor would help immensely! They guide "You" to the perspective you need to have on this disease. I have accepted my disease. I allow "time" for it each day and by doing so...I keep at least "some" control of my life.
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.