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   Posted 11/28/2009 2:32 PM (GMT -6)   

I have severe depression. Lately its been so bad that ive been crying constantly and i dont have anyone to talk to cause everytime i try to talk to someone, they just dont understand the severity of it. Lately ive been having alot of mental confusion for no reason. Like this morning I was laying in bed feeling really confused as I was listening to music and I couldnt understand why. I looked it up and i read you can get confused from having problems with depression, so i am very worried now!

I also should mention that lately Ive been taking prednisone (steroids) for my ulcerative colitis and one of the side effects is confusion....but ive never had this side effect before while taking it so Im thinking it might be caused from the depression because Ive been so depressed lately. the last time i was this depressed i was getting sick with ulcerative colitis for the first time.

ive just been really confused lately for no reason and it is starting to effect how i write/etc. I feel very confused right now too and my head hurts! oh and I take medication for ADD too maybe thats the cause?

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   Posted 11/28/2009 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   

If I were you, I would discuss this with your doctor and see what he/she thinks. It could be either one of those things that is making you feel confused. I know that it is hard to have colitis, but to be depressed on top of that is really stressful. So talk to your doc and see what they say. And keep posting, because we do understand how you feel.

Take care,

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 11/29/2009 8:26 AM (GMT -6)   
agree with karen, see dr. asap. could be a combo effect of both, and any other meds as well. sorry that you are depressed. it sucks.keep being strong, for me, at the moment i am struggling, but i keep as positive as i can, remember in in the darkest of places a light still shines for us. and for you as well. one day at a time, one hour at time. here for you. my compassion to you. i admire your courage in sharing your story, keep being couragous. jamie.

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   Posted 11/29/2009 10:17 PM (GMT -6)   
blush  ello i also agree 100% with Karen and Jamiee's reply's. Im really sorry that your going through such a hard time. I also understand about the u/colitis,as i lost nearly all of my bowel and all i have left is a tiny part of small bowel from c/r and that was nearly 9yrs ago and have a permanent ileostomy/bag!!
So i truly understand that everything's so hard for you but you also have to cope with ur u/c!! Are you on any med's for ur u/c?? If you are could you reply and let me know if that's ok.
How long have you had u/c for??? I really feel for you as it's also a debilitating disease and i wouldn't wish it upon my worst enemy!!! Please try and see ur doc and hopefully he/she can help you find a good councellor or other.. It wont hurt to try.
maybe ur doc might put you on some medication to help ur mood's,sleep and the rest. Are you from Australia or the u.s.a.??? Ask your doc about trying Ananza,seroquel or abilify as these med's are used by alot of people on this forum.
Look after yourself and thing's will get better even though you may not see it yet!!!!
damaged...... eyes blush
dx bowel cr 2001. permanent ileostomy.
sub-total colectomy 2001,went wrong.
total colectomy 2001,left swab inside,infected,emergency surgery,blood transfusion.
complication 2001,bowel abcess,surgery.
Infection at lap site,another surgery.
Complication's 2001,bowel heamorage,blood transfusion.
Spent 12mths at Cabrini Hospital.
dx 1993 endometriosis chronic.
27 yrs, hysterectomy.
2mths later, bi-lat ophrectomy,removal of both ovaries.
dx 2005,bi-lateral mastectomy,heart attack on operating table,contracted MRSA in Coronary Care Unit.
Picc Line for 6mths for venus access & daily antibiotics.
dx 2009, parastomal hernia,march 09 hernia repair & re-fashioning of stoma.
dx 2009, complications abcess & peritontise,
emergency surgery,icu 5 day's.
dx 1995, chronic depression,o.c.d. & bi-polar11.
Currently taking Avanza,seroquel,valium,asprin & HRT.  I get depressed reading this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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