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Depression

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  • Posted By: hboy68
  • March 28, 2007
  • 10:49 PM

Over the past couple months I have had a lot of varying pains throughout my body and have been to every doctor possible. While I do have some symptoms that are undoubtely physical (Crohn's Disease, respitory infection, etc.) lately I have felt really numb, almost like I'm not even here. I know it sounds crazy but its the truth. And while Id love to say its depression because that is treatable, at times I am back to my old self, laughing and having fun when Im not feeling sick. I still have weird head pains, and cannot even wear my contacts because I get so dizzy, even though I have worn them my whole life. My doctors and family dont know what to do with me, does anyone have any ideas? And when your depressed, can you still have periods where you feel normal and have fun? Thanks

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  • its me again... i can really uses your help guys plz
    hboy68 16 Replies Flag this Response
  • Although I did not get physical symptoms like you did/do, I was diagnosed as being depressed and not severely, but bipolar. Yes you can have periods where u are fine and the next minute be so sad u can't stand it. I would suggest going to see a mental health specialist. I was about 17 when I was diagnosed, I am now 28 and doing fine. I am on Welbutrin, let me know how u are doing.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Yes, you can have periods of feeling good when you are depressed. Especially if you aren't really in touch with your feelings. With me I have always tried to pretend like things were okay, so when I am around other people I am not really myself. The depression comes out later when I am at home alone.
    Chrispcat 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • being sick can make you depressed. totally. also, you mean you have chrone's? isn't that like the intestinal one where you get ulcers and bleed and stuff? cuz anemia or something like that could so cause depression...get tested for anemia (people get it even when they don't have chrone's so you might as well)
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • The doctors just put me on Prednisolone for rhematoid arthritis. Im not confident at all that this is the answer for the inflammation has just started recently. Im still very dizzy and out of it, and a majority of my symptoms do not go along with the arthritis diagnosis, especially since the pain has just started recently. Do you guys know of any kind of infection or disease that can mimic arthritis and also give you dizziness, nausea, ear popping, etc .. . Thanks Harris
    hboy68 16 Replies Flag this Response
  • The doctors just put me on Prednisolone for rhematoid arthritis. Im not confident at all that this is the answer for the inflammation has just started recently. Im still very dizzy and out of it, and a majority of my symptoms do not go along with the arthritis diagnosis, especially since the pain has just started recently. Do you guys know of any kind of infection or disease that can mimic arthritis and also give you dizziness, nausea, ear popping, etc .. . Thanks HarrisBoy- check with drugs.com and see how dangerous are those drugs you are taking. Look for side effects.Also, did you check naet.com ?There are patterns of disharmony- but remember everything is connected inside of you, so if you are sick, you are sick all over- there is no diagnosis that can isolate one little part of you and ignore your emotions, actions, habits, etc.
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies Flag this Response
  • the prednisone im only taking for 6 days to reduce inflammation but right now im not sure whats going on. Im real confused this all happened so fast.
    hboy68 16 Replies Flag this Response
  • http://a318.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/01369/71/36/1369126317_l.jpgthis is me. I havent been able to go to school for a couple months now. missing all of senior year. the strange thing is my bloodwork is coming out fine.
    hboy68 16 Replies Flag this Response
  • http://a318.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/01369/71/36/1369126317_l.jpgthis is me. I havent been able to go to school for a couple months now. missing all of senior year. the strange thing is my bloodwork is coming out fine.Welcome to the club- I have been sick for 4 months- I can't even go to see my friends graduate. I should be receiving my diploma too- but I won't for a long time. When disease appears in the bloodwork it means it is a bit more advanced that what we want. So don't pity yourself. The disease it still "underground"...I just think it sucks you are taking prednisone- that won't cure you.btw, I left you a philosophical answer in your other threat. :p
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies Flag this Response
  • Alright thanks. I dont think I have a disease or anything, but maybe an infection Im not sure. Hopefully the bone scan will show something since I already got that done, but other than that, Im just gonna do what you said and fight through this. But, do you know some of the affects of rhematoid arthritis?
    hboy68 16 Replies Flag this Response
  • Alright thanks. I dont think I have a disease or anything, but maybe an infection Im not sure. Hopefully the bone scan will show something since I already got that done, but other than that, Im just gonna do what you said and fight through this. But, do you know some of the affects of rhematoid arthritis?You are looking for the consecuences- you need to look for the causes. You need a doctor who is willing to investigate what's making you sick. Not to just give you pills for whatever happens.You need to continue being extremely active as far as investigating how you are going to get rid off all your pains once for all.Do not buy into "you take this pill and that's all we can do for you, son". Do not fall for it. Keep fighting it.You are very young and you need to look for the right guidance- a real Doctor, one who knows people's pains and concerns. A person who study people, not just books and test results.You can do it- you are entitled to your healing.Best,Maribel.
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies Flag this Response
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  • http://a318.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/01369/71/36/1369126317_l.jpgthis is me. I havent been able to go to school for a couple months now. missing all of senior year. the strange thing is my bloodwork is coming out fine.You are very handsome- make sure you show your face to the world. ;)
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies Flag this Response
  • go to drugs.com and type in the name of your medicine. I think you are having side effects.Dizzines is a side effect, I believe.Acuann is the ideal person here to ask about side effects of that type of medicine.
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies Flag this Response
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