Last night, after my tearful post (it was tearful, believe me) I emailed Dr. Hochberg as well as a friend of mine who is a physician about Ana’s depression and its possible connection to steroids. Both of them confirmed that steroids can cause mood swings, and my friend had actually emailed me about this when he read that they started Ana on steroids. I thought this meant she would get irritable and yell at me – I didn’t predict that she would turn inward and get so depressed. I just wanted to post this really quickly because I got the emails late and went to bed after posting last night, and I do feel somewhat better now that I know her feelings are likely coinciding with the steroids – which is a pretty hefty dose. We’re going to work on getting her seen by a psychiatrist at the hospital very soon.