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 !!!