I'm 21 months past my diagnosis. The first few months saw great improvement, but now almost 2 years later I still have terrible fits of crippling nausea. All I can do is lay down and wait for it to pass. I have diarrhea 2-5 times a month, all through the night, clammy, sometimes cold sweats.
I've had to miss some work because of this. And during the bad times, my depression is really really deep. I confess that during the worst of it I just think that life is not worth living.
Now, on a good day, and there are some, maybe 2-4 good days a week, I feel great, am active, and do all the things I love. But because I know what can or will happen, those good days become clouded with fear. I can't possibly eat that, can I? And my diet, because of the fear has been reduced to the few "safe" foods, I've found: eggs, ham, rice, chicken, jello. (Don't ask. Yes, I've tried everything else.)
What do you do when you're dealing with an ongoing depression during the bad times, and a crippling fear the rest of the time?