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Scleroderma & Raynaud's UK (SRUK)
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Getting depressed

Hi I am a male who have Systemic Scleroderma and things were looking up, being taken of Methotrexate, but just lately I am having really bad mood swings keep crying. Does anybody else suffer this way.

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I have had Scleroderma for 14 years, about 10 yrs. ago went through panic attacks,depession. My dr. put me on 100 mg. of Zoloft and it helps. Good Luck!


I had a bad spell with illness recently and GP had a good chat about depression. It's something they watch out for with this sort of relentless, wearing condition. See your GP (s)he can help. Take care.


Thank you for your reponses, I have just come back from the GP and she was really sympathic. I did't want happy pills but talking to her helped alot. Discussed unlaying issues and a way forward. Wants to she me on a regular basis to ensure I am ok.


Unfortunately Depression plays a big part in Scleroderma, with me it was the Mind is telling the Physical to do such and such, and the Physical says....' Not going to happen today.'

I have been on Sertraline for the past 8 years, and have undergone many counselling sessions over the years. ( This can be tailored to the individual.).

I would suggest you discuss the various medications available, and if you are concerned enough, you could ask your GP for a counselling referral.

Regards, take care.


This is a wonderful forum and good advice. Part of my depression is I have erectile dysfunction, and feel inadequate. All though I am in a new relationship and she is quite understanding, I feel that I am losing her. I know this isn't an Agony aunt site, but I thought I would let you know my situation. Once again thanks for all your replies.


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