Overwhelmed and depressed

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faith-hope-love
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   Posted 4/22/2012 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had a lot of battles throughout life-diagnosed with a language processing disorder, raped at 19, etc.
I just recently had a colonoscopy. The Dr. is pretty sure I have Chron's. I am waiting on biopsy results but will have to wait a few more days until I get results. I know I shouldn't worry because I haven't received a confirmation yet. However, I am very overwhelmed right now and am getting married in July. One of my many Dr.s said they want to put me on predisone for 6 weeks on a really high dose. I am completely opposed to predisone. It makes me feel terrible. I was on it 5 days and couldn't stand it. It gave me a terrible head aches, cramps, and made me gain weight.
In addition to having stomach pains. I have nodular episcleritis in my eye (making my eye look blood shoot), erythema nodosum that I have been battling with since freshmen yr in h.s. (I counted 27 nodules on my legs the other day), hemroids, a swollen tongue, chest pain when I eat, and another issue which I don't feel comfortable posting.
I am feeling so depressed right now. I am supposed to be enjoying this time leading up to my wedding but instead I feel sick and miserable thanks to whatever is going on medically.

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   Posted 4/22/2012 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Coming here helps. I am sorry that you may have chron's. If I spelled that right. That is hard to deal with when young or at any age. I hope the doc can find you something to help you that you can tolerate. Have you thought about looking for a counselor to talk to? Someone to share the burden with? It might help some.

Keep posting and know we all care.

Hugs, Karen
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faith-hope-love
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   Posted 4/22/2012 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the response it is greatly appreciated. I wish I had a counselor to talk to but unfortunately can't afford it. I have so many medical bills right now (in addition to saving for a wedding) that my budget just doesn't allow it. I feel very helpless and depressed.

getting by
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   Posted 4/22/2012 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Then keep coming here. Here is a sight that might help you...

http://moodgym.anu.edu.au/welcome

PUt that in your browser and see if it helps you. I hope so. And keep posting. Even if it is to vent.

Hugs, Karen
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Barbz
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   Posted 4/22/2012 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Why are they wanting you on high dose of prednisone? I have crohns disease and it can be difficult at times but look at it this way it could be a lot worse. I have dealt with it for about 10 years I have had one resection. It will be ok. Try for other maintance meds.
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