There's a known connection between stress levels and IBD symptoms (actually all autoimmune diseases seem to respond to stress and anxiety.) Stress doesn't cause UC, but can be a trigger for symptoms. Anything that helps relieve stress and anxiety may help - meditation, quiet contemplation, exercise, music, etc. I'd suggest trying several stress-reduction techniques to see what works for you.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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