I think you should definitely ask your doc about anti-anxiety or anti-depressant medication. My sister took Welbutrin (sp?) when she quit smoking, and the lack of stress it produced helped her get through quitting. I'm actually going to be asking my doc about anti-depressants at my next appt in a couple weeks. This (UC) has become too much to bear, and I think the decrease in stress will help my UC symptoms.
It may be worth repeating to your husband that the pressure he's putting on you is only ADDING to your symptoms. Its rough on spouses. My husband gets totally frustrated because he feels helpless, and I'm sure he gets tired of talking about UC all the time.
Maybe try to have a little give-and-take, where he doesn't bug you about jobs for a while and you won't talk about UC. You can always come to us for a shoulder to cry on. ;-)
Katie, 30. Chicago 'burbs.
DX: Ulcerative Proctitis (10cm) January '08
Current Treament: Rowasa 60 ML 2X daily, Cortenama 100 ML 1X daily, Bentyl 20 MG and Tylenol (as needed), and multivitamin daily.
Diet/Exercise: Avoiding trigger foods. Daily yoga, walking, or cardio w/weights.
Previous Treatment: Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Vitamins.
Status: Flare since diagnosis