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  • Please don't think I'm selfish or whining

    I know people usually put prayer requests on for others, but I need one. I suffer from depression along with IC, IBS, and Fibromyalgia. The depression is sometimes better and sometimes worse. Right now it's worse. I feel like my world is falling apart all around me. I am stressed out, overwhelmed, and just sad. I have a lot on plate with work (I started teaching in a new school system and I am losing my job at the end of the year), my health is not anywhere near great, things are not good at home, the anniversary of my father's death is approaching, and I am feeling very alone. All the anxieties, insecurties, and fears I have are plaguing me. It is getting harder and harder to get out of bed. It is getting harder and harder to function at work. I dont want to feel this way anymore. I just want to be happy. Please pray for me. Pray that I can get this through this.
    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."

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    • #3
      It sounds like you have a lot going on, much of it difficult! It's never selfish or whiny to ask for a prayer when you know you need one!

      I will keep you in my prayers that you find strength & healing.

      "The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have."


      • #4
        Consider it done!

        You are, officially, enrolled in my prayers.


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            Grinch you are NOT selfish. I ask for Prayers to GOD for myself often. Many times they are answered in the positive! I was born in Cambridge Mass. Where are you near? I live in Maine. Wow you have much on you plate. Will Pray often for you. While still working maybe you have insurance coverage. It would not hurt to share your depression with a Doctor. Depression can cause us not to be able to deal with all the other problems we face. Life is like a meal we can only eat it one bite at a time. Blessings, Hug, Ziggy


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              You are really going through a lot right now.
              I hope things get better for you.


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                • #9
                  Hi, Grinch ~ You are not selfish to ask for help. We're here to support one another through these difficult time.

                  Joining other in prayers for you,
                  Never heard of IC til suspected....Never knew so many suffer from it. Praying for a cure. I've found can you...keep the hope.

                  11/2007 IC Symptoms began during recovery of surgery for bladder susp & hysto: painful/urge/freq urination up to 50 times a day, pain walking, even water hurts.
                  8/2009 Susp IC; 1/2010 Treatment began; 2/2010 Diag PFD, PT, Surg remove mesh; 5/2010 Surg, 2nd bladder repair, vag vault/sm int prolapse repair, IC confirmed in surg; 7/2010 Diag Candida Esophagitis, Gastritis, Diviticulosis, Gallstones,
                  8/2010 Surg gallbladder
                  TREATMENTS (updated 4/15)
                  IC Diet since 8/2009 (Able to vary 4/15)
                  Heparin/Lidocaine/Bicarb/Kenalog Instills 1xDay
                  Aloe Vera Capsules, (2) 2xDay, Loratadine 1xDay
                  Pantoprazole, Prelief, Pyridium up to 3xDay, Premarin Cream 3xWeek
                  *DISCONTINUED since feeling better: Celexa 10mg daily*, Fiber supp*,
                  Gabapentin 12/2011 worked well *, Macrodantin 100mg after instill*, Probiotics*, PT-PFD*, Valium Vag Suppositories: Cyclo/diaz/lido, 10/5/62.5mg *
                  PROB MEDS: Elavil, up to 50mg 1/2011 ret&hbp, Urelle ret, Vesicare ret


                  • #10
                    Please dont think it is ever selfish to ask for prayers. That's what we are here for. I will say a prayer for you right now. I know what it is like. I am in bed most of the time too. I just dont have the energy or desire to get up. I feel badly most of the time and when I dont feel bad, I still have trouble getting up and getting dressed and doing things. I dont know what's wrong with me. I am sure alot of mine is depression though in addition to the pain. I know I need to get on an antidepressant. Maybe it would help you to try one too? If you arent alreday taking one, you should definately talk to your Dr. about trying one. If you are already on one, it might be time to change it to something else or up the dose. I know one isnt normal to live like this.

                    Sending hugs,
                    I am not a medical professional. I do not give medical advice. In all cases, I urge you to talk to your Dr. about your treatment options.

                    D/Xed 2003 with IC. Also have the co-existing condtions of VV, Vulvadynia, Lupus, Fibro, GERD, CPP, Endo, & Adhesions, and Depression

                    Meds: Estrogel (due to total Hyster)
                    The meds r/xed by my Pain Dr. from the Pain Clinic are as follows: Morphine ER and IR, Baclofen, and Lyrica and Seroquel (used off-label as a sleeping pill, but it also helps with depression)

                    (I listed my meds in case someone reading this has been told like so many ICers that Drs dont r/x pain meds for IC.) I want you to know that there ARE tons of us who are also dealing w/this disease and the pain and many of us ARE on pain meds.)

                    John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.


                    • #11
                      Oh my gosh NO, you're NOT being selfish or whiny!! This is a tough disease to deal with anyway much less with extra health problems and depression. I'm so sorry everything seems to be falling on top of you right now and I want you to know you are in my thoughts, prayers, best hopes and highest wishes. Please let me know how you are. I know we don't "know" each other but I have to deal with many of the same issues. You can PM me any time you want. And I would love to get to know you better.
                      Katie-46 yr old female dx'd with IC after 15 years of symptoms off and on long term antibiotic use, GERD,IBS and now IC diet, gallbladder removed, endometrial ablation w/tubes tied
                      Lexapro-20 mg
                      Ambien-as needed
                      Percocet-7.5 up to 3 per day as needed
                      Valium-10 mg x2 per day
                      Phenergan-1 at night
                      Prelief w/everything
                      Now recovering from acute pancreatitis

                      Currents treatments that help somewhat:
                      Heating pad
                      Hot baths
                      Being VERY still while lying down with legs elevated