Hello. My name is Jennifer. I am also on the Crohn's chat group. I have it and my daughter was recently diagnosed.
My current problem is my depression. I have always gone through mood swings. Flew around the house, then at the drop of a hat I could be a zombie on the couch. Sounds bothered me, my ears even would ring, thoughts raced, even all night -either keepng me up or involved in my light sleep.
I began taking Lexapro almost 7 years ago and it truly saved me. I am feeling like I am falling into that cycle again now though. Don't know if it is the stress of my daughter's health, my drinking (had quit for 10 years, and began again 1 1/2 years ago. Usually 1 a night- never more than 2) I am wondering if the alcohol is nullifying my meds.
I am getting so moody, just want to be left alone with my angry brain. I noticed I am losing my filter to my words too, saying too truthful things at work. I can see that I am cycling. After a work out or somthing like that I feel so happy, like normal, then one thing can set me off and then I am in the dumps.
Ugh. Could one drink a night really do tht much harm? I know better. Many people in my family were alcoholics, I am probably playing with fire. I hate that I sound like a kid, so unsure of myself, knowing better, but refusing to make the changes to make things better.
At least my depression hasn't driven me to feel suicidal or anything like that.
DX in 2000, on Pentasa only :)
daughter age 15 dx with Crohn's on 12/22/08: Prednisone, Nexium, Pentasa