Hi...You're most welcome.
Regarding living in a third world country...I'd have been dead long ago. No kidding.
More of your situation comes out with each posting making it much more clear. You have your life full of the highest stressors on the % scale.
Constant back pain, degeneration and pinched nerves have been a constant in my life since I was young...I can relate to a point (subjective)...I do use Robaxin as a muscle relaxant (should buy into the company). I don't have a bulging disc, but anything over and above my pain threshold or not being able to function after a wrong move will send me over the edge. not being able to wipe myself when that happens is rather humbling.
I do see a chiropractor, and it helps me a lot. I've not done accupuncture or had surgery. Yes, I fear for my future regarding that.
I feel for you.
Work stress...I do work on my own at this time and it can be stressful. I see my husband's stress when changes happen for the worst...OMG, seems recognition comes if one fits the AH criteria. (oops, off-track)
You asked about
anxiety meds in your other post....Xanax or ativan or clonazepam can help take some of the edge off. You still want to function, however. You might consider to enquire to talk with a support group for care-givers or aging parents..etc.
You've definitely come a long way in healing, and maybe once things have settled after your move, you'll see more improvement.
I can suggest many things, but haven't quite been in your situation, but have in similar, and when I'm feeling deep distress where I've lost control and don't have immediate solutions, I start to shut-down until I start to produce some options for myself.
I just want you to know that I have been on rectal meds nightly for as long as 4 months....so please just let them at least help keep things at the most calmest state as possible before you worry too much...they'll help during this crucial time in your life.
If you got worse....I'd say it's not working, but if things aren't and you're maintaining the status quo...keep it as a constant and try to not focus on it as much.
It took me a long time to get my flares figured out..and I didn't have my whole colon to deal with as you do.
*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 !!!