I am usually hanging out on the Ulcerative Colitis board, but my child is now depressed from taking Prednisone (steroids) for so long, so I guess I get to hang out with you guys, too!
My daughter has been on 25 mg of Elavil, which studies show can help with pain from colits. She started taking it in December. Since then, she has been on steroids for colits flares - she is definately depressed & having anxiety issues. I'm really scared to put her on certain meds...the one that have the warnings "Maybe increase sucidial thoughts in children" I just wanted to get an idea of what meds you all have had experience with. First we have to FIND a child psychiatrist....I have made 17 phone calls today and cannot find anyone with openings before August 10th. I really hate to let her suffer that long :(
13 yr old daughter diagnosed UC 12/08
1st Remicade infusion 6/16/11 & 2nd on 7/1/11
Also on oral METHOTREXATE 7.5 mg 1x week
weaning off 5o mg Prednisone.
also taking Aloe, VSL, prilosec, Folic Acid
previously on 6MP, Asacol, Lialda, Rowasa, Cortocoid Pancreatitis 2/10 after being on Rowasa & Lialda
Husband dg'd Crohn's 2/09 at age 46 -
Remicade every 8 wks