depression meds...

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Numb78
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 2/26/2008 5:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all... 
 
I have been battling this flare for the last 8 months and it has finally taken it's toll on me emotionally and physcologically.  My doc has recommened taking Cipralex 10mg once a day to deal with depression and hopefully get me feeling better.  I know depression and anxiety can not possibly be helping my flare up.
 
I'm wondering if anyone else here has used this drug or any other anti-depressents.  What success did they bring you if any?  Did they help with the UC or just with the depression?
29 year old male, diagnosed after bad flare in Summer 2005, quickly brought into remission by pred and salofalk.   2 years symptom free after that!! 
Currently in a flare since summer 07 - I desperately miss remission!!!
Current Meds: finally down to 5mg Pred (after months of 40mg), 2000mg salofalk, calcium supplements, Pantoloc, Buscopan, Clonazopam, Cortenema
Started 100mg Imuran Jan 15/08 - no noticeable effect yet...


suebear
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Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 5698
   Posted 2/26/2008 5:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I took Celexa post surgery and it helped tremendously. I doubt an AD will help with your UC but being treated for depression will help you deal with your UC better.

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free

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