After 11 years of Crohn's Disease, IBS, Ankylosing Spondylitis, medication, and hard times, I am finally ready to admit that I am depressed. After expressing my feelings to this board, I decided to take your advice, and see a psychiatrist. And not just see a psychiatrist, but talk to them and interact with them.
I am taking Lexapro now. I have read the reviews, and to be honest, I am terrified! I have experienced very little side effects, which is very unusual considering my history with medication. Besides the nausea and slight tiredness, fortunately, there is little else to report.
I feel medication was the right choice. Thank you, Healing Well, for giving me the courage to persevere through all of this.
Diagnosed 10 Yrs. ago at the age of 13 with both CD and AS Arthritis. Suffered from illness long before that. Allergic to many drugs including Sulfas and Imuran.