I can relate to how you are feeling. Hopefully your UC will be better soon, and that will help. It is totally normal to feel all those things with UC, probably even more so if you are on Prednisone. I have taken Clorazepate (anti-anxiety) for 2 years. It is used in people with IBD sometimes. I really think it helps settle my guts, dries me up which helps me not have as much D, and helps me sleep. I only take one a day, before bed. It makes me drowsy so I don't take it during the day. I tried Xanax before the Clorazepate but it made my heart race and I felt excited and not good. A lot of people like Xanax though. I was just recently prescribed Cymbalta for depression and pain, I was really hoping it would help me with both but I vomited after taking it and haven't tried it since.
Diagnosed with Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis 1995 at 15
Tried: Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocortisone Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Canasa, Enotcourt, Colazol, Proctocort, Anamantle...
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis with rectal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade
2007:Increased Remicade dosage-660mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia
Current meds: Remicade 660mgs every 6 wks, Lomotil, Tramadol, Darvocet, Clorazepate, new meds I am about to start: Prograf, Cymbalta, Lyrica