Posted 9/4/2007 1:34 PM (GMT -7)
It has been so long. I don't even recognize the names here! I was here a few years (I think) back, and so much has happened - I am going thru a flare right now, and I came back on mostly for the support for the depression! PREDNISONE!
I am in an extreme amount of pain, so they've got me on a lot of stuff, so I'll try to make some sense while I catch y'all up!
In the past few months, I have gone thru 4 moves, a divorce, death, money stresses, pet separation, etc., etc... major stuff. So whew! Of course, I wind up in a flare. Then, last week they even hospitalized me. Apparently the oral steroids just weren't working. I had a colonoscopy and they found out that the UC had spread, but there was a "clear" (unaffected) spot in between 2 diseased parts of my colon. They think it may be Crohn's because of that, but they are not sure, since I had been taking oral steroids they think I may have healed up a little in the middle because of that. I have an appointment on the 6th to find out.
Anyway, thru all this, I met the most wonderful man, and he has been so supportive of me, and we wound up moving in together. Now, with these steroids, it's like I am a totally different person. It's like it's not just depression, it's almost a total personality change. I'm trying to stay positive, and luckily his mom's a nurse so she's kind of explained to him that I'll be emotional, but I am worrying so much for us lately, I'm afraid it'll affect my flare.
So is that a good introduction?? LOL!
Is anyone else here going thru the dreadnisone dumps? I'd really love to hear from anyone about it and talk thru it - I've always jumped on the boards during my flares for support and everyone's so great here, I look forward to getting to know everyone!
Ø Asacol, 4 tablets 2x per day
Ø 3 mg Entocort, 3 tablets per day
Ø Cortenemas nightly
Ø Canasa Suppositories 2x per day
Ø 30 mg. Lexapro
Ø 25 mg. Strattera
Ø Hydrocodone as needed for pain, and right now that’s a lot!
Ø Pills, pills, pills, pills
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