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    I need some inspiratation. I have two papers due this week,plus work, and activities. I am depressed and have no motivation to do anything. I am exhausted and in the middle of a mild flare that will prfobably turn into a full blown flare in the middle of the night.I was too sick and too exhausted to go to any of my classes today. I want to give up but I can't. I have come to far and would miss it too much. Sorry for being a Grinch. <img src="graemlins/scream.gif" border="0" alt="[scream]" /> <img src="graemlins/cussing.gif" border="0" alt="[cussing]" /> <img src="graemlins/banghead.gif" border="0" alt="[banghead]" /> <img src="graemlins/toilet.gif" border="0" alt="[toilet]" /> [img]mad.gif[/img]
    IC-diagnosed August 1998 with cystoscopy and hydro
    IBS-diagnosed in 1998 probably had for majority of my life
    Fibro-Diagnosed in 2010
    Other conditions: Depression, High Cholesterol (irony)

    Primary symptoms: PAIN, bloating, frequency, urgency, fatigue

    Current Meds: Elavil 10mg at bedtime, Toviaz 4mg at bedtime, Lyrica 3x a day

    Failed meds: Vesicare, Detrol LA, Celexa, Vioxx, Celebrex, Ditropan XL, Elmiron
    "In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."

  • #2
    Aww Grinch, hang in there! I too am a college student, although this is my second college career. I have a family of 6 to take care of in addition to a full load of classes, but thank God I don't have to work on top of classes. I don't know how you do it! I'm in awe of the struggles I see in students everyday, especially young students. You have an extra burden, your IC, but I have faith that you will pull through! Remember to get enough rest so you don't get stressed out. I know...that is almost impossible. Just do your best, and work when you feel good and rested so that when you DO work, it will be productive. All too often I try to work when I'm so tired, and the next day I have to do it all over again because it isn't worth turning in! I'm sorry you are not feeling well when you have so much to do this week. I'll keep you in my thoughts, and hope and pray you will find the strength to pull through this one.


    • #3

      Sometimes you have to let go and listen to what your IC is telling you and if you couldn't make it to classes today.....that is ok. Pat yourself on the back for even being able to go to college and sit through the classes. How excellent! I hope you find some relief soon so you can finish your educatiton! I got IC in my very last semester of college and it came on really really bad. I was lucky I got to finish! You're a strong woman for sure! Hang in there and if you can't do it, it's ok to take some time off to rest!

      I will keep you in my heart and prayers!

      Your fellow college mate (I'm 26)

      <img src="graemlins/hi.gif" border="0" alt="[hi]" />
      "Never take, I don't know how to help you as an answer."

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      • #4

        Im not in college...and Im not even 20 yet....19 ( turn 20 in April ) But I can only imagine what you are having to go through right now. College I assume is stressful for anyone and having to juggle classes alone..your also fighting IC as well. If I could I would help you on your papers myself but since I cant I can only wish you the best of luck on them and hope you are getting to feel like your normal self again in order to accomplish them. Actually I know how bothersome those pesky flares can be..where they can come on all of a sudden and last for no telling how long. And when your flaring, I never feel like doing anything. But like the others said..its important to get some rest so you will be well rested to do whatever is you need to do. Trying to finish something when your really tired can only add to the stress you already have at times. Tip: drink lots of water ! Hope you are doing allright now. You are truly an inspiration to others. Stay strong & take care.


        "We grow neither better nor worse as we get old, but more like ourselves".
        -May Lamberton Becker ( 1873-1958 )
        -Amercian literary critic
        <img src="graemlins/grouphug.gif" border="0" alt="[grouphug]" />


        • #5

          I don't know how much inspiration I can give because frankly I think YOU are the inspiration here! College is hard enough without adding IC to the mix! You must be incredibly strong to be juggling everything you have on your plate right now. I certainly know how you're feeling though -- I struggled through the last few years of university with IC and I know it's not easy! But it is possible, and don't forget we're all here cheering you on! We're behind you, my dear. <img src="graemlins/grouphug.gif" border="0" alt="[grouphug]" />

          Feel free to email me anytime [email protected]

          Take care and let us know how you're doing!

          Warm hugs,
          Alexa [img]smile.gif[/img]
          My story of healing and hope


          • #6
            Hi there,
            Ya know, I can't imagine having IC in college! You are so strong and can get through it. I got IC a couple years after finishing college and almost finishing grad school. I took a break from grad school, but now I feel that i need some intellectual stimulation again. I am ready to go back. It is amazing to think that that is possible, but unless I try it, I will never know. I guess you could say that the life of an IC patient is never boring!!!! I think that taking a break from your classes was a good idea. We need rest and it sounds like your body was telling you that :0 Good luck!!!Melanie R.
            Melanie R.
            "God carries us through the times that we feel the lowest"~unknown