Kali - just a note to tell you that anxiety drugs have helped me a lot. Not sure if they help my colon "behave" better but sure helps me to deal with going out, etc. Sounds like my situation is about like yours (even though I am old enough to be your grandmother). I have 2 to 4 BM's mornings only - little blood and cramping which is getting better. But, I still get very anxious about going out where I may not find a bathroom when I need it.
Talk to your primary care doc and explain why and what you need help with.
Colazal and Proctofoam seems to be getting my UC under control and I am very sensitive to medications of any kind.
68 yr. old granny
New UC (with rectal bleeding and diarrhea)- 3 months ago, colonoscopy showed mild
UC rectal and little above.
Using Proctofoam once a day - added Colazal 3X2
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D
Finally seeing improvement 7/23/2008