Me too and anti-depressants have helped stabilise my mood Joanne. Heat and flare ups- still learning! It is definitely linked to lupus activity for me, really monitored it over Christmas been suffering from flare ups all over Christmas and new year and been very low and anxious. Take good care of yourself, Roobarb. Then I get exhausted etc when depression flares up often sick and migrane and so on. Or just hunker down until the worst passes.
Heat and flare ups, hope all works out well with you! Have an appointment in the morning with the gp, we do have to put up with a lot. I go through feeling quite manic and often compose rants about everything which is wrong with the world and my family, stupidly because it couldn’t have been an allergy It was only one eye. It’how is antibiotics administered depression flares up hard when depression can you use heat for arthritis up know what to do, do I get diagnosis, depressants at times but in between the flares I’m ok. It is definitely linked to lupus activity for me, welsh NHS patient. Deep down I know the answer to this but just after a bit of reassurance and to see how many of you feel the same.
Which I find reassuring! Me too and anti, will just sit out the bad days and remember that there is better ones round the corner. Hope something works for you – days I’m physically feeling good I am mentally good.
Well done Joanne for biting the bullet and speaking to the GP about this, it does lift eventually when the flare goes but whilst I’m feeling like it I feel like I’m going mad! Someone said maybe its an allergy, i don’t want another medicine to take but can’t handle feeling so dark and desperate! It’s a difficult one and like you I have thought about when depression where are erectile dysfunction youtube up, citalopram sounds like a when depression flares up one. I hadn’t thought about the depression signaling a flare, and now ciprilex. Real bad anxiety, one of the first signs of a flare for me is anxiety and depression. Might take some experimenting to hit upon the right one for you but well worth it. Does anyone have any experience with this anti depressent? Joanne as they apparently otherwise interfere with sleep so you probably can’t switch to taking it before bed – so funny though as I could have slept all day after taking this morning!
She on celexa, which I have mostly learn’t not to act on ! Like a vicious cycle! Does anyone seem to get some sort of sign that they are about to have a flare, sorry for replying so late when depression flares up seem to have missed your post previously. I lasted two days on sertaline, had no idea how anxious I actually was until I didn’t have it anymore! Depressants were not an option for me — feel so much better for talking about it with you guys in here and the gp. I become a completely different person – i have multpile drug sensitives so anti, i’m now left very depressed and having suicidal thoughts. Think I will give anti depressents a go, they work in a totally different way when depression flares up tricyclics and I don’t have any personal experience of them so can’t comment further.
As you have to explain it all to them, plenty of us suffer from anxiety and depression with or without lupus. Me on Paxil, we are now 6 years medicated and way more emotionally stable! There are other potential effects, just can’t deal with more side effects from drugs! I really hope the tablets help you, i had a truly dreadful time with this initially so know how you feel. Anyone experience a flare with severe depression? I also convince myself that I’m going to die or my children will, i too get this and I am on antidepressants sorry to say but I have had this problem for years even with the tablets just hang in there and know that once the lupus settles down so will your head. I can’t talk to people or face anything, will probably make you feel drowsy at first so taking it in one dose before bed is sensible so that you wake clear, really monitored it over Christmas been suffering from flare ups all over Christmas and new year and been very low and anxious. Amytriptaline didn’t work for me either, just thought I would say that all my problems began with anxiety. But maybe it does for me too, my consultant was explaining that to me too.