Posted 3/30/2008 5:08 PM (GMT -7)
Well, I think after 15 years of suffering from Crohns's and arthritis I am finally admitting that I am depressed. It seems that only now, at least in the past year or two, that I have been able to really recognize it as depression. Here’s the problem- I can admit it to myself and this forum (barely) but certainly not anyone else. In addition to the diseases mentioned above, I suffer from IBS which can become extremely painful at points. My doctor suggested taking a low dose anti-depressant to help control symptoms. This might sound twisted, but I am also hoping it can assist in some of my depression problems. I am pretty sure they diagnose a fairly low dose for IBS, but even so, will this help my depression? Any input is appreciated and carefully considered. I am posting this both on the Crohn’s forum as well as the Depression forum. Thank you.