Yes, in the last year with my colon, and at wits end about being chronically ill, I sought help from a psychologist who deals with the chronically ill. She was able to help me with visualization and meditation techniques to reduce my anxiety. I found her by doing phone interviews of local psychologists and asking them about 5 or 6 questions. I immediately connected with her on the phone and chose her over the others.
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free