Tinman, if you're not already taking a good probiotic, that might help you. Most of us do take them and find that they help us.
As you're on suppositories only, I assume that your colonoscopy showed only proctitis, is that correct? If the suppositories aren't doing the trick for you, you might consider talking to your doctor about
using the enemas instead. They provide more medication to a larger area than suppositories.
Yes, stress does seem to affect most of us to some extent. I find that having UC is sort of like being an alcoholic, in that I have to follow at least the first of the eight steps in the program: admit that I am powerless over my UC and hope for help from a higher power. If you can attain the mind set that you really can't control this DD with willpower, sometimes it relieves the stress. Although of course you want to be in full remission, your real job now is just to live each day the best you can. It's a bit of a curse, but the DD does teach us patience.
Welcome to the forum, by the way. I'm glad you found us.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
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