Different people will react differently to stress. The implication should not be that "we are all under stress" and therefore "if it does not affect me then it should not affect you". It will all affect us in unique ways. I would hope that we are not so blinded to modern medicine that we cannot be
open to this opinion. If you feel that stress has a direct effect on your condition then absolutely you should tackle this.
There is no single 'ulcerative colitis'. There are ulcerative colitises (note plural). What we see are the end result of a process that falls under the umbrella term of UC. But all of us will have gotten to that symptom spot in a different way...different genes, different triggers, different cytokines., etc.....different bodies and different minds even. Rectal meds will work for some but not for all, Remicade will work for some but not for all, Yoga will work for some but not for all. In the 1970s TMJ disorder was recognized as a single entity. Nowadays with imaging it is known that TMJ falls under 70 different categories depending on which part of the jaw joint and jaw muscles are affected.
You have to channel and express your feelings and let go of these. You have to learn to say no in life and to know when enough is enough. If you do not do these things consciously for yourself, and to paraphrase Gabor Mate, the body will uncomprimizingly say No for you.
Ignore comments that stress has nothing to do with UC and that "if it did then everyone else would have it". Other people know nothing about
your own situation, your life, and your body. At most have sympathy for people who need to make such arguments. Find and explore what works best for you.
Post Edited (damo123) : 4/15/2022 2:25:08 AM (GMT-6)