Spring is my worst time of the year...I've always hated it.....lots of stress...both real and perceived because of stuff I need/should be doing plus I'm busy with clients. I do have discomfort from the tons of road crap that's swirling around in the air...I get a sore throat and sinus snotties from it. No pollen around here yet...
I'm bothered by allergies somewhat....allegra seems to help...but I don't take it continually.
I'm never ready for Spring...that would probably help a lot regarding some of my stress. Stress definitely has an impact on my flaring....but I always have stress and don't always flare.
Did I mention I HATE spring??
*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 !!!