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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 8/2/2007 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   
So my summer hasnt been ideal:( To start off I have been having pains for the past year or so. So on May 22, I went to the hospital for a CT(Cat) scan...the results werent good. I ended up being diagnosed with Crohn's disease and had to have a major surgery that day. I was in the hospital for 7 days. Then I got out and was doing better for about 2 weeks. All of a sudden I was getting a wierd cramp and a high fever, so I went to my surgent and he ordered another cat scan. Turned out I had another infection/absess in my Intestene, so I had to go into another surgery to get that drained. I was in the hospital for about 10 days that time. So my summer was off to a really bad start. I mean im only 20 years old and wanna have fun and experience lots of things right now. But this all has hindered that for now. So I am flat broke and I finally started back working last week because im getting (physically)better. Well ive been getting depressed and anxious,and havent been able to focus on my new job training. So Monday I called in so I could go to a doc. to change my meds. Then Tues. I was on my way to work to ask them if I could just start a different training in a few weeks once I felt better. Well on the way my car went into the ditch. Then I basically lost my job. So I decided to drive to my sisters which is about 30mins away, she said she'd give me some money for the gas. Well then I got a $155.00 speeding ticket on the way because I was going 85 in a 65 zone. I know I know thats fast but crap happens. So I ended up calling the local Mentally Health place so I could talk to a Therapist,which I never have before. So I went in and talked to someone yesterday, that helped some. And im sceduled to him once a week and will be seeing a Psycologist in a few weeks,then a Psychatrist next month so I can get on the right meds. This has all been so overwhelming for me. My whole life really...Parents got divorced at 14...Mom started dating a woman...16..Dad married a woman who turned out to be a woman who was a man just 5 years before&must have gotten a sex change...never had a boyfriend....only had a few friends in highschool then they moved my sophmore year and I was alone and shy and had gotten picked on some in the past so I didnt talk to many people, was real depressed, started skipping school, dropped out and started at an alternative school and later graduated. Now my mom married a man and my dad has married a REAL woman. I have been with my boyfriend for alittle over a year and were very much in love. So everything was finally getting normal until BOOM a lifetime disease hits me right in the face. Im just having a hard time handling everything right now its just to much for me. I wanna go do something fun because my summers been pretty crapty. But I cant go to the pool because IM BROKE! grrrrrrrr well thats just me venting, if anyone has advice or anything post a reply or contact me for my email address. ,im more likely to read the email because i'll probally not check this site very much. I also have a myspace if u wanna message me there, im always on myspace.... mines- http://www.myspace.com/joeswoman_aka_jill
thanks for reading all of this if u did:)


Jill,For safety reasons I took your email addy out...if someone contacts you and you chose to give it to them in private that is up to you..I just want to make sure that you are protected.


Post Edited By Moderator (ShynSassy) : 8/3/2007 4:56:48 AM (GMT-6)

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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 87
   Posted 8/2/2007 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Also I was on Paxil, but it didnt seem to be working so now im on Zoloft...whats everyones experiences with this?
*20 year old female
*Diagnosted with Crohn's Disease May 22nd,2007
*8 inches of small,3of large intestens & apendex taken out 5/22/07
*Another surgery to have infection/absess drained 6/13/07
*Hospitalized a total of 16 days withen one month

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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 87
   Posted 8/2/2007 11:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jill,

Sorry to hear about your summer. All I know is God doesn't give us anything we can't handle. Eventhough it seems that we can't. I am in chronic pain from a back injury and depressed as a result. It does change your life I understand and it is overwhelming. You have to be tough even when you feel like giving up and fight to get better and therapy and counseling is a good idea. My Dr. had me on Cymbalta which is an anti-depressant that helps with pain. It did decrease the pain, but emotionally I was very depressed. I told my dr and he switched me to zoloft, not sure yet I have only been on it for this week, so we will be adjusting together. Let me know how you are doing and keep your chin up:)


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Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 3036
   Posted 8/3/2007 5:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow you have been thrown alot on your plate at once...I do not understand why life does that at all. It seems that we get on thing fixed and then 10 more things are thrown our way..it is even a wonder how we can wake up everyday and be able to face the world.

I took paxil,and it just did not seem to work for me...so I contacted my doctor and they gave me different meds.
If it has been 4-6 weeks since you started the meds then I would contact your Dr and let them know what is going on.
Don't be discouraged as sometimes it takes a few tries in order to find the right med combo for you.

Good luck and keep us posted.

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Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks,Anorexia
Meds I have taken throughout the years:Wellbutrin,Tranxene,Paxil,Prozac,Valium,
Off of all meds at this time...woohoo!!

"I am woman,hear me roar one day and cry the next!!!"

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