It can be tough sometimes, personally I think depression and more specifically some of the physiological impacts like a weakened immune system and / or IBS related diarrhea might make a person more vulnerable to having flares of this illness and or having more in the first place.
Which anti-depressant are you taking? According to some lab tests and a few published medical case studies the antidepressant drug Wellbutrin (bupropion) may be a TNF inhibitor and can actually help with the inflammation as well as treating depression. The addition of this drug made a big difference for my GI symptoms and it was a huge part of my recovery. Many anti-depressants can also slow diarrhea and urgency which can help your body heal faster too by calming the muscle spasms.
The biggest secret though is that this illness does not necessarily have to be incurable. I believe that challenging this believe that had been beaten into my head by doctors and others for so many years was the first step toward leading me back on the path to good health.
35 year old man diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in summer 1999. Avoided surgery by using fecal transplants along with prescript
ion drugs and nutritional supplements June - July 2011. Symptom-free without medications, supplements or restrictive diets since December 2011! A talk show interview about
my story is here: bit.ly/1hdqfbK