Has anyone found that their lupus exacerbates their mental health diagnosis? Such as, I'm Type 1 Bipolar and am experiencing all kinds of mess concerning Prednisone. First it was too much, now that I'm tapering I'm experiencing withdrawal and pain symptoms that the Pred apparently was masking. The day by day press of never ending symptoms also mess with my mind. I am finding it difficult to not indulge in self destructive behaviors in order to cope. Difficult and, at times, failing.
I do have a psych, a shrink, a great support system. But sometimes things just fall apart in my head and I don't know what to do.
What do you guys do????