Very emotional lateley again, going into remi#4 tomorrow, Holidays coming

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

schrek-chewbacca hunk
Veteran Member

Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 2666
   Posted 11/6/2007 9:58 AM (GMT -6)   
As you all know by the slipping into the holiday season so quickly, all that will be upon us shortly.  I love Christmas, but I am dreading it this year - and I feel better colitis wise than last year.  Perhaps the lame legs and braces have taken more out of me than I thought.  It seems that any movie book or news report brings me to weep nowadays.
Am I going through the male change (I am 50 this year), Is it the new drug Cymbalta?, is it my physical or emotional condition?  I just don't know.
All I do know is I love you all here and wishing us a big group hug right now.

Elite Member

Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30995
   Posted 11/6/2007 10:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Bob....a huge hug to you! I think we all get to a point where it's all too much, and you've been through more than I can even imagine myself dealing with a fraction of it.

The cymbalta should help with your's an antidepressant that helps to deal with physical and emotional trauma.

How long have you been on it and how much are you on?

Are you also on pred?

Hang tough...try not to think of all you can't do for Christmas...but what can you do to make the season meaningful but in a different way that you will be able to handle.

As far as news reports...way to negative most of the time. Try to limit your intake of that type of information for a while.

Heather xx

*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

schrek-chewbacca hunk
Veteran Member

Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 2666
   Posted 11/6/2007 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I am on Cymbalta 3x a day.  It does seem a coincidence that I have been more emotional since starting - but that is also when I got my braces.  I have to have a stiff upper lip for my wife, lest she think something is wrong.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 648
   Posted 11/6/2007 1:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh, Bob. As a longstanding sufferer with chronic depression, I can only imagine how difficult THAT is added on top of your physical maladies. Please do not wait too long to consult your GP or whoever prescribed it and let them know that you are feeling this way. Perhaps a dosage adjustment is warranted, or even a change in medication. I have no idea how long you've been on this one.

Depression can most often be very successfully treated. If Cymbalta doesn't work for you, please don't give up. Keep looking. Life is so much better when that cloud of despair and hopelessness is lifted from you! It's like being reborn, almost. You can find Bob again!

Good luck, darlin'.

Sporadic proctitis since about 1985. Mother had J-pouch surgery 1983.
DX'd with clostridium difficile in 2000. Pred, two courses of Flagyl, then Vancomycin finally got rid of it. 2001 colonoscopy dx'd left-sided UC. . Treated with prednisone, Rowasa, Asacol. Asacol not working, switched to Imuran. Three small flares since in 2002, 2005, and 2007, brought under control with steroid and Rowasa enemas. Lap Chole performed October 26, 2007, after gall bladder attack in June, '07.
Daily meds: 100 mg Azathioprine and 225 mg Effexor XR (for chronic, longstanding depression), many vitamins and Primadophilus Reuteri

Veteran Member

Date Joined Nov 2005
Total Posts : 2045
   Posted 11/6/2007 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   
keep the chin up buddy. Sometimes the meds that you are on cause greater feelings of anxiety and depression too. You have a lot to deal with, its totally normal to have down days.Just know that we all admire you and the way you deal with your health problems.
Me and mines send our best wishesto you
                                     keep the faith 

         asacol/proctifoam/Zoton (lansoprazole)/propranalol


Veteran Member

Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 2844
   Posted 11/6/2007 3:38 PM (GMT -6)   

I upped my anti depressants yesterday following a discussion with my GP I knew it was time to discuss the matter with him and he agrees that I'm going through quite a bit at the moment so is totally on side, I feel I have a great GP and am able to communicate well with him, what I'm trying to say is I totally agree with Mitz talk to your doctor and tell him/her everything, I have started typing notes out and presenting them to the docs so I don't forget anything.

Take care, hugs right back at you.

Dansky Co-moderator UC forum
Citalopram Hydrobromide



Veteran Member

Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 3238
   Posted 11/6/2007 3:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Bob! Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking about you!!!
Tabitha (Tab)

100mg Azathioprine, 2 Fibercon, Colazal-6 a day, Acidopholis Pearls, Prilosec OTC
Co-Moderator UC Forum

Veteran Member

Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 3402
   Posted 11/6/2007 6:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm thinking about you too!

I think the advice of talking to your doctor and upping the dose or changing meds is good.

Hang in there! Big hugs :)
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 75mg, Rowasa and Canasa as needed
Aciphex, Effexor XR, BCP, Rhinocort nasal spray
Forvia and a Probiotic
Osteopenia (hip and spine) from prednisone use.  Started Azathioprine because I was steroid dependent.
Co-Mod for the UC forum
Keep HealingWell running smoothly:

Elite Member

Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 23551
   Posted 11/6/2007 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I've never been on anti-depressents so I can't help you there but you are going thru so much right now that it's no wonder your emotions are getting all crazy on you. It happens to the best of us! ((Big Hugs)) to you too!
Left sided Uc -'92 - Colazal, Canasa, 6mp, Prilosec, Biotin, Forvia, Pro-Bio 
Allergies - Singulair, Astelin(got the script - just haven't tried it yet!)
Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc
Fibromyalgia - '06 
@--->--Moderator for Allergies/Asthma and Co-moderator for UC--<---@


Regular Member

Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 69
   Posted 11/6/2007 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Just wanted to say hi and give you a big hug, talk to your doc about whats going on. I'm on Lexapro 20mg and i love it. Good Luck :)

Regular Member

Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 185
   Posted 11/6/2007 10:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Bob, hang in there. Here's a hug all the way from Philly.

Asacol 1200mg-3x a day

Probiotic=metagenics ultra flora plus DF

Hydrocortizone when needed

Off the prednesone since September 8th (omg)

Heart meds

Lipitor,Toprol, aspirin 81


New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Saturday, September 22, 2018 12:37 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 3,005,681 posts in 329,251 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 161796 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Crispy Mango.
263 Guest(s), 3 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
SoMuchFun, Deep_sleep, Old Mike