Hey Ginny, Barbara Lee and Redrose,
Ginnny you said that you are getting the cognitive, and drug therapy for it. What kind of treatment do they give you?
I have cycles of bad days, where anxiety is high, and depression. the good days, I can think well, and feel normal. Each cycle lasts about two weeks.
I was encouraged somewhat by those of you who spoke a while back, about experienciing missing time, and doing and saying things that you do not remember saying or doing. I experience these things too. And just wondered if the cause could be found to be physical, and not just mental. If Lupus affects the brain, Is it a physical effect that maybe presents itself mentally?
Bill's mental effect got better. and that is a good sign.
Bill's findings also state that anxiety and depression are common complaints of people with Lupus.
How do you cope with it? What do you do during the bad days of high anxiety and depression. for me it presents itself in cycles. for about two weeks I am deeply depressed and feel like I have to hold myself together or I will fly apart. and the other two weeks, I feel normal, and not anxious or depressed.
I have it written down to talk to my rheumy about it, when I see him on the 23rd. In four more days. I hate that my appointment is in the middle of these bad days, when I cant think well, and feel such high anxiety levels.
Thanks to all of you for your responses.
Lupus diagnosed 1996, Heart by-pass 1998, breast cancer 2000, stroke2002, vascular surgery 2005, heart attack in 2007, and had a stint put in, Sjogren's Syndrome 2008
aspirin, multivitamin, Arthrotec , Meclazine , plaquinil, Metoclopomide, Doxepin , Metoprolol, synthroid, Amlodipine, Crestor, Lasinopril, Plavix, phenagrin, Restasis