Canada Mark said...
Thanks all - I think maybe it's not so much depression, but as others describe - a lack of wanting to do anything.... Get up, always tired, have trouble sleeping at night, just kind of blah feeling. I don't like it. I can't even inspire myself to get out and row or exercise, or clean up etc etc. It's odd.
Though I passed a major milestone this week with a full week (7 days) of perfectly normal formed BM's and no mucus etc whatsoever. Just normal poop usually twice per day- so that's a first in 12 years, which is awesome. But because of this I am reluctant to taper back on the Imuran. Maybe I'll see how the next week goes and consider dropping form 150mg to 100 and see how that goes.
I don't want to push things. I can't quite express how awesome a week of normal poop is....
That's so brilliant! Definitely a major milestone, congratulations.
I have had extreme difficulty wanting to do anything for the past few months. Even when my depression was at its worst I feel I had more willingness to get up and do things than I do now. I never considered Imuran to be the cause, but seeing as all of you experienced something similar, maybe it is...
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Hospitalised due to severe reaction to mesalazine.
Oral prednisolone twice, IV steroids once, steroid enemas once.
75mg 100mg Azathioprine and 400mg Ferrous Sulphate.
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