Mood problems & Crohn's???

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   Posted 11/11/2007 3:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I am curious to hear if anyone else has noticed the same thing happening to them... Ever since i've been diagnosed with Crohn's this last May. I get these crazy mood swings. I mean sometimes I feel fine, othertimes WATCH OUT!lol. I get so upset and sad over little things sometimes. And also I get really irritable,impacient,frustrated&angry so easily. Now I am the type of person who likes to try to be goofy and cheer people up so I don't get down. Anyways i'm just curious if this moodiness is somehow possibly a part of Crohn's? ANyone else know what im trying to explain at all, or am I just talking a bunch of jabber? smurf yeah
*20 year old female
*Diagnosted with Crohn's Disease May 22nd,2007
*8 inches of small,3of large intestens & apendex taken out 5/22/07
*Another surgery to have infection/absess drained 6/13/07
*Hospitalized a total of 16 days withen one month

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   Posted 11/11/2007 4:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I get them sometimes, but it's the pred causing it.. lol
Male DX with CD May 2006 @ age 22, Colonoscopy and SBT
Taking Prednisone 25mg (tapering), Imuran 75mg (eventually 150mg I was told), Atenolol 25mg for fast heartbeat and Restoril 30mg for the sleepless nights (thanks Pred!)

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   Posted 11/11/2007 4:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi and glad you brought this up I think it is CD sometimes the meds for me. Glad to hear I am not the only one who feels some up"s and downs. I guess it is probably to be expected at times although I do try to keep a fairly good prospective on my CD problems.What I am wondering ,what can we all do to kind of cheer ourselves up? Any suggestions? lol gail

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   Posted 11/11/2007 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I feel like I've been a raging b&*%^ since I've been on these Crohn's meds for 3 months! I don't know, maybe it's just the prednisone but I like I'm losing my mind! Everything is foggy and forget what I'm saying mid-sentence half the time. Anyway, good luck, you aren't the only one who feels moody and unhinged...
26 year old female  diagnosed with severe Crohn's in Sept. 2007-suspected that I've had it for at least 3 yrs; diagnosed with anemia Aug. 2007. Currently taking Pentasa 500mg/8x daily; Entocort 3mg/3x daily; Percocet/Ultram for pain; Protonix 40mg---was on Flagyl/Cipro for two weeks,(a few weeks ago), was supposed to be on it for three weeks but the cramping and diarrhea it caused made me stop
Now on Prednisone 40mg, stopped Entocort while on pred.
Ferrous Sulfate 325mg/daily for anemia

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   Posted 11/11/2007 4:47 PM (GMT -7)   
So along the same lines, I receive product in the warehouse for a retailer. Usually by myself. well two days ago a box came in that I could not find the code to receive, well I set the box down to find that it had go my pants dusty. That shouldn't be a issue but for some reason it was. I flipped out on the box through across the room and started screaming obscenities at it. Another employee who I did not realize was back there came around the corner saw what went on and quickly left without a word. A box, I could not believe myself.

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   Posted 11/11/2007 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I have awful mood swings but i've attributed them to the entocort i've been taking. Sometimes I would feel amazing and the next I wouldn't want anyone to touch me talk to me or anything. It was awful. They aren't as bad since I've started tapering off.

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   Posted 11/11/2007 5:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Also, I'm 20 years old with Chrons disease too! It nice to "meet" someone else my age with the disease!

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   Posted 11/11/2007 5:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Malibu, yea it is very nice meeting someone in their early 20s with this. Do you by chance have a myspace or Facebook? I know people think they are dorky, but I love chatting with people on there! AnywaYS feel free to add me if u have one and wanna chat! my site is.... 
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   Posted 11/12/2007 4:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I too have interesting mood swings. I normally was a pretty happy go lucky gal myself. I am bipolar II which means I am more happy and energetic like a duracell bunny on crack than depressed. So my mental med actually make me chill out and mellow. I'm almost tempted to lessen the dose to see if it can keep me chipperer but don't need to break something else on my bod.

When I was on the pred I was RUTHLESS and went on the leave me the heck alone because I have nothing nice to say to anyone and I don't want to say something that I can't take back rampage. My psychiatrist also said that if I ever get put on that stuff again (I didn't tell him until 2 months after the fact cause I didn't know) that I need to take additional meds to counteract those effects cause it makes bipolar/depressed people go off the deep end. oops. good to know....

Now that I am off of the pred I think my mood swings are basically rage; they come at really random times mainly when someone compliments my weightloss or comments on my energy level ie why I am not more socialable like "before", I look "OK" therefore I'm "cured", and I just want to blow this thing out of proportion for attention cause it's in my head (yes I have been told that before, and if I wasn't over the age of 18, I would have gone ghetto fabulous on them but I don't want to go to jail). I think it might be the chronic pain factor too. long term never ending pain/tiredness/food deprived factor=super bit#$. Who knows.

someone complimented me last night at a party for losing weight... (irritating subject to begin with) and then when I only grabbed maybe 3/4 cup of food they were like: "is THAT all you're eating? why aren't you eating more?" and I immediately was very sarcastic, hateful, glared at her, and replied: "That's what an intestine disease does to you--you want it cause I'd rather have my 30 pounds and my old life back--what is it with this society that skinny people are revered? What was I before... chopped liver?" It flows out so fast....boom...I can't control it and then I feel like an ass afterwards--EVERYTIME it happens. It seems to happen a lot at social gatherings when I bump into people that don't know what's going on with me, so now I try to avoid them.

I DO cry because I "miss" the old me. It was especially hard when I was sick with a fricking cold for 20 days on top of the crohn's last month. I was so antisocial that people were walking up to me at work telling me to "smile" (wrong thing to say). Now give me something to smile about and maybe I will. Otherwise, shut up, get out my face and leave me alone. =0| Can't a person just show their emotions for a couple of days?..... geez Again irritation.... why is this society so uncomfortable seeing people not smiling? I am not going to "pretend" that I feel good just to make YOU feel more comfortable. I pretend enough already. If you feel uncomfortable seeing me suffer, deal and look the other way. Note: I wasn't rude to people or patients, I just didn't socialize and kept to myself.

You all would crack up because I started buying, checking out books from the library trying to get a zen moment and find the old me......."chronically happy, joyful illness inspite of chronic illness..." (haven't read is on floor), "just fine unmasking concealed chronic illness and pain" (excellent book)... "mind over mood" (really stupid book), "how to live in the world and still be happy." (LOL actually a good book.. still reading), I even bought this cool book called "wreck this journal" where it tells you what to do with it ie burn pages in it, collect fruit stickers on one of the pages, poke holes on one of the pages, take a shower with it, throw it off a high area, tie a string around it and then swing above your head like a cowboy or walk it like a dog, tear a page out-put in pocket-wash and then put page back in journal.... it's very therapeutic actually... I LOVE that book the best...I laughed so hard when I was at the bookstore, I almost forgot why I went there....LOL....

In a sick and twisted way it's nice to hear that you guys experience it too. We will get through this.... I'm glad that we can talk about our issues so freely on this forum. Makes it so it doesn't seem like I'm losing it by myself...still sucks tho.
Newbie - 35 yrs old Diagnosed: 08/03/07
Asacol 3x day
Imuran 50MG 3 x day
Lamictal 125 MG/day for bioloar II

Post Edited (malakai) : 11/12/2007 4:22:24 AM (GMT-7)

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