Some SSRIs can help UC, so if your psych wants you on it it's worth a shot IMO.
Emotional stress always affects the gut. Have you been working on developing any self soothing strategies?
You should also be on rectal meds to help get your UC under control.
I've just started going to a therapist specializing in relaxation therapy for people with panic disorder, but right now the only thing that helps is a benzo. I tried both buspar and vistaril and had bad reactions and side effects.
The only meds my GI doctor has prescribed so far is the Pentasa. I haven't even had an office visit with him yet as I am still waiting on biopsy results from my colonoscopy. Do you mean like a suppository med?
I thought I should also mention that my GI doc said the UC is affecting my entire colon and I have diverticuli as well.
Post Edited (Markh) : 5/24/2013 1:50:10 PM (GMT-6)