I'm sorry you felt that I was attacking you about
the anxiety. It's just that I was in such a bad place with my postpartum anxiety, and was helped so much by a few counseling sessions and Zoloft, that I don't want to see anyone else go through what I did. My mom suspected I had anxiety issues, and asked me to talk to my doctor about
it, quite a while before I was able to realize/admit I had a problem. Now I wish I'd realized it earlier, because I feel like the anxiety "stole" some precious time with my newborn son. Having been in that place, I know it's hard for the person who is suffering from anxiety to realize they have a problem.
And my reason for asking you about
anxiety wasn't just because of the one post about
your fever, etc. I asked because you'd written quite a few posts before you even began Remicade and before your symptoms of sepsis began, so I just put that all together.
I never thought you were being silly. A person who is having trouble with anxiety isn't silly because it is a real problem. If you were having a problem with it, I just wanted to be able to help in any way I could, and, as I'm sure you know, you have to realize you have a problem to be treated for it.
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Eased for ~3 weeks in December, possibly b/c of probiotic use?
Returned in January 2009 (with a vengeance), diagnosed with pancolitis on January 30.
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa nightly, Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).