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CupcakeLover358

732d

I am worried about how my condition is affecting my mental health. I was diagnosed with UC a little over a year ago and I've been on 4 different medications and I feel like I'm at a loss. The next step would probably be to put on Stelara. Does anyone have any tips on how they got over the stress and anxiety and just overall depression of having a chronic illness?

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    • hotgirlstomachissues

      651d

      also even just having someone to talk to who understands is SO important. i have a friend in my personal life who has lupus, not UC, but we are soooooo close now bc of it. if you want to talk just dm me!

    • hotgirlstomachissues

      651d

      also even just having someone to talk to who understands is SO important. i have a friend in my personal life who has lupus, not UC, but we are soooooo close now bc of it. if you want to talk just dm me!

    • hotgirlstomachissues

      651d

      i saw u were on prednisone, not sure if you still are but my mental health was WRECKED when i was on prednisone but it’s so much better now. also, depression and inflammation are shown to have a strong association and having a strong microbiome is important too. i see a psychiatrist who works in the GI department specifically and that was a total game changer since she can take everything into account, not just the mental health

    • Tuty

      659d

      Depression hits really hard at this!! It’s hard I do nothing but sleep!! That’s when I feel the best!!

    • ArtMouse

      732d

      For me, it was a matter of it taking time to accept having this diagnosis and that it will be with me for life. It's still hard to accept sometimes, and that's OK. Try to be gentle with yourself for feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, or frustrated. A chronic illness is a big thing to cope with and it's normal to have a lot of feelings about it, especially when it's more newly diagnosed or when things are progressing.

    • Branny

      732d

      Sounds like we have similar issues. Did you have depression before UC? I did, but it was manageable now it is exhausting.

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