Hi...stress/anxiety will always affect an autoimmune disorder/disease. No meds in the world will help you avoid stress altogether...but it can help take the edge off if coping is becoming difficult on a continual basis.
There are methods, exercises, routines, therapy, relaxation..etc that can help with daily stress. The medications can be helpful..depending on what your needs are.
The mind/body connection is very strong. Good stress is how we function in the "zone". Bad stress/distress can sabotage our health.
Finding the balance is good....but difficult and not an overnight process.
It's great you're doing well UC-wise.
Let us know what the doc gives you and suggests.
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!