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Help with anxiety/depression related to UC


Tue, February 18, 2020 10:57 AM

Help with anxiety/depression related to UC

I was diagnosed with UC at the age of 14. I'm now 34 years old. I have struggled with this illness for a long time, have seen many different doctors and tried many different medicines. Today I understand the illness much better than when I was first diagnosed or even just a couple years ago. Today I understand that for me at least, my UC flares up mostly only after I get really frustrated/worked up at work which causes anxiety for me. Flare ups also occur after going to the gym and lifting too much weight which for whatever reason causes me inflammation, which causes me to bleed, which in turn, causes anxiety at work/personal life, which causes depression. The only medicines I have found to be truly effective are benzo drugs which help immediately and long term but long term, they have very negative side effects. I am currently taking Apriso .375g x4 per day for UC maintenence with canasa 1g at night during a flare, pepcid ac 40mg 2x daily for reflux, and trazadone 50mg once at night and am starting remeron again currently at 7.5 once daily at night both trazadone and remeron are for anxiety/depression. Has anyone had any experience like mine or know of any solution that will give the same or similar relief as the narcotic benzo drugs?


FPO UHHTREYOU
Joined Feb 18, 2020

Fri, May 29, 2020 4:24 AM

Reply posted for paul897.

Hello! When you're having a full blown panic attack or anxiety attack, the symptoms — chest pain, flushing skin, racing heart, and difficulty breathing — can make you feel as though you're going to faint, lose your mind, or die.  - contact professionals if needed. Stay strong!

FPO sahrenity
Joined May 29, 2020

Mon, March 09, 2020 7:34 AM

Reply posted for UHHTREYOU.

I have been on the same train..I was diagnosed with UC in my middle school and since then it has been a roller coster ride of flares ...more flares..however, I now have a better understanding of the causes..yes, stress and anxiety. Sometimes I wonder whether it is the side effect of meds or vice versa.

FPO paul897
Joined Mar 9, 2020

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