I had UC since I was 22 years old. There was no shortage of well meaning advice and help. I had many negative thoughts about
myself, and felt at times that I failed everybody including myself. The only hope I can offer is that these feelings went away over time - I still have them sometimes, but I am getting better in seeing them for what they are: useless. There is also new evidence that inflammation can also lead to depression (e.g. youtube videos from Dr. Rhonda Patrick) and that therefore fighting inflammation through healthy plant based food as well as exercise and sunshine is very important. I certainly had my fair share of depressive episodes, but I just discovered this link myself. I now drink a daily smoothie with Amla powder, Moringa leaves, and (for me important) Qing Dai powder, with apples, berries, and tons of green leaves. I also take vitamin D 5000 IU when I spent too much time inside and for the last 6 months have felt better than in decades.
good food for UC: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4220497/
Somehow a view of life that this is just all caused by some chemicals being wrong inside my body helped me. My brain was trying to be fully functional for years, but couldn't always compensate for the weakness I felt on many days. I'm not sure I'm helping you, but I know that I also discovered many things about
myself through this horrible disease.
I wish you all the best,
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