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Can Kidney Disease Cause Uncontrollable Depression

2015-06-01 07:30

Can Kidney Disease Cause Uncontrollable DepressionCan kidney disease cause uncontrollable depression? Yes, kidney disease can trigger depression. Any chronic illness that affects your life so profoundly can cause depression. Let’s see how patients say about that.

Patient A: Kidney disease causes so many changes in your life that yes you can get depressed. I have been on anti-depressants but do not like how they make me feel so weaned myself off them.

Patient B: I am on medications for depression but I do not like the way they make me feel either but am afraid to stop taking them. Since I started to take them, my depression has not been so bad. It is just the side effects I do not like. I wonder if the depression goes away once you are on dialysis or get a transplant.

Patient C: It does not kind of take some weight off the shoulders knowing that the depression is from my kidneys. I thought I was starting to lose my mind. I just could not figure out why I am so depressed.

Patient D: I was 33 when I got told I’d need dialysis one day. It is the last 3 years that have been the worst symptom wise. I took an anxiety attack and was off work for a month and that’s when I started the anti-depressants. I quickly realized that the anti-depressants weren’t going to change my situation and that i had to find a way of coming to terms with the card that I had been dealt. I stopped the tablets and accepts I suffered from renal disease. I just take one day at a time and I have survived all procedures so for much stronger than I thought I would. You have to keep a positive outlook and try and enjoy your life as best you can. Do not get me wrong I still get anxious and have worse days but I try my best to talk myself out of it.

Any chronic health problems can trigger depression. It is very important to talk with your doctor if you even suspect depression. Above all, you can lessen your depression by repairing injured kidney tissues and improving renal function. Only in this way can complications including depression of kidney disease be relieved from the root.

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