stress and remission

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   Posted 4/6/2008 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I noticed there was a lot of talk about stress on the site today so I thought I'd ask a follow on question on a different thread.
Has anyone a) brought a UC flare under control by greatly reducing their stress b) used stress reduction along with the meds to get into remission more quickly.
Dx mild pancolitis 2006
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   Posted 4/6/2008 3:08 PM (GMT -6)   
sticky question since stress is so varied and subjective.

I would think that the constant anxiety/fear type worry will do us in as would if we extend ourselves, both mentally and physically, it can hinder the healing process.

I think that meds have to be perceived as a help to not make things worse and to carry us through a situation rather than the means to an end result of remission. I can't seem to explain it....but maintaining the status quo to the best possible solution for a situation can sometimes be a relief and reduce stress/distress/anxiety in itself.

*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 !!!

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