seconder....I hope you mean that it was viewed that UC was a psychological disorder..not that it "was" a psychological disorder.
Regardless...emotional and physical stress can play a huge part while flaring, but mentally distressing about
not being able to exercise to keep one's weight down rather than taking a rest from it or adjusting one's regimen, I would suspect it's another issue.
There's definitely a large spectrum of exercise activity....one should always ALLOW options rather than be steadfast in needing to maintain the optimum at full tilt.
I won't debate the advice of doctors...many think out of their bottoms. Patients have a huge part to play in their care, and common sense still rules. One who is perceived to be in good physical shape isn't necessarily so on the inside or mentally.
I'm not stating that you or anyone is as I've described...just giving another perspective on the exercise/UC/autoimmune combo. We have to find a balance where we feel good and able to push the body before it decides to shut down.
*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 !!!