Hi...I've taken ativan and have recently taken clonazepam... .25mg. I also take Effexor XR..75mg for depression. Neither are for my UC, however.
If you're flaring..what meds are you on at this time?
You should start using the rectal meds...Rowasa enemas once at nighttime...to get your flare under control and then to taper to find a maintenance dosage.
Stress doesn't cause UC...but being is a distressed state can cause us to not think of using our medications during those times.
Here's the biggie....do you have enough help at home? Do you do everything or are you able to delegate some responsibility to your husband..family..friends..etc?
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~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 ....zymactive 3 - 5x 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 !!!