That is an interesting theroy, sometimes I think my frequent bathroom trips are mental, especially when little or nothing happens.
has anyone ever seen a shrink about their UC?
I wouldn't think your urgency is mental......coffee is a colon stimulant, and if you are flaring, the rectal inflammation will react to that stimulation.
I've seen a psychologist for my "issues".... a small portion was the frustration of having UC while dealing with other stuff. Didn't change the UC, but it did change my thinking patterns.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... increased enemas to nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!