cognitive behavier studies

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   Posted 7/15/2009 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
     Can someone elaborate on this?  Where do you learn it?  Seems like I have spasms in the rectal area.  Whenever I get upset, boom...straight to the heiny.  Thought I was the only one with this problem, but looks like I am not.  Looking back over the years, I was always like this but the ulcers didn't appear till I was 52....lucky me.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Meds as of June 09: Colazal (6 per day), 6MP (50 mgm), Probiotic (upped to 3 per day), Fish oil capsule, calcium, multivitamin, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning.  Also taking Benicar and Toprol to control high blood pressure.  Getting old is a b****.

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   Posted 7/16/2009 12:47 AM (GMT -6)   
CBT would be taught through a therapist or maybe a counsellor who specialises in it.

The other option would be biofeedback.

*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x 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/supplementsProbiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ 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 !!!

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   Posted 7/16/2009 4:19 AM (GMT -6)   
We all have at some time have had some sort of distorted thinking. People who are overly anxious tend to have more distorted thinking than normal folk. CBT takes a look at these cognitive distortions and reveals them for what they are--distortions in thinking. Examples are:

All-or-nothing thinking
Mental filtering
Discounting the positives
Jumping to conclusions
Magnification or minimization
Emotional reasoning
Should statements
Self-blame and other-blame

In addition to CBT, I once joined a positive psychology therapy group. We would do one positive thinking exercise a week. The exercises really helped lift everybody's spirits.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting; Dx Colitis Dec 06 (also had IBS); Currently in remission

Figuring out how to reduce a flare or get into remission is a trial and error experience. Don't expect your GI to have all the answers. He was trained in making diagnoses, prescribing medications, and surgically removing the colon. He was not trained in alternative treatments. That's why they are called alternative treatments.

What works for me: Fecal transplantation, Probiotics, Anti-inflammatory foods, No HFCS, No foods high in fructose, No artificial sweeteners, No pro-inflammatory foods when flaring, Vitamins, Lexapro (for stress).

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   Posted 7/16/2009 1:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Just out of curiousity, were you spanked as a child? Some adults who were traumatized by physical punishment to the anal area have this reaction to fear, anger, and generally upsetting emotions.
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