My mother in law lives 1500 miles from us. She has been diagnosed with Collagenous Colitis,IBS, and anxiety. She is in extreme pain everyday. The docs have given her pain meds, anxiety meds, and meds for her colitis. The family thinks she makes the pain worse by being so anxious and worried all the time. She hasnt been able to talk on the phone because of her pain. Just wondering if anyone has experience with this disease and does it just get worse? She is 80 years old and has been in great health all of her life til this. Any advice would be grateful.