Since you have continual stress, learning to recognise what's going on through therapy or counselling is helpful.
It won't eliminate the "stressors", but it can help a LOT as to how you perceive them.
If you do have depression, antidepressants can help.
Antianxiety meds can help as well....but can become a dependency if one isn't able to cope at all.
Looking at the whole picture and setting up methods to deal can help you the most long-term. That would include therapy, research, relaxation, exercise, meds, changing friends, limiting stressful situations, etc.....
I wish you the best.
*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!