My job has periods of time when I'm super busy, and periods of time when I'm bored to tears. I've noticed when I'm super busy I don't get as many urges/urgencies, but they do still show up. When I'm not doing much, I have more time to think about
what my body is saying and I end up in the bathroom alot. If I know I'll be busy and won't get many bathroom breaks, I'll take an Immodium, but this isn't something I'd do regularly. My job involves shift work, and we rotate monthly, nights to days. During the worst of my flare I tried to work nights more often, as this allowed me more freedom to run to the loo if and when needed. I don't know if you have that option, but it is something to consider. I was able to do a 6 month flare with only missing three days.
I feel for your situation and I hope that you can find something that will allow you to keep working while you are flaring. For myself, once I start letting the UC dictate how I live, I find that it is hard to get back in the swing of things.
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ UC in May '06, had symptoms since '99
Meds & supplements: VSL#3, Lialda, Allegra, multi-vitamin, Wellbutrin XL, fluoxetine, and vit B-12.
Spinach/sunflower seed diet for over two months with positive results!