I have pretty severe social anxiety, and it almost always causes my colitis to act up. My symptoms have been getting increasingly worse lately as I'm planning to move from Iowa to Florida and I've been going over and over in my head about the whole finding a new job, meeting new people, and worst of all... telling my employer and coworkers of two years that I'm quitting next month. I am not good at quitting. I still haven't decided what to say or how to say it but I'm giving myself a deadline of next week.
Anyway... I'm not sure which started first, the colitis or the social anxiety but I would say the SA and my anxiety symptoms definitely make things worse. I'm currently on Lexapro which helps a bit but not as much with the anxiety as I'd like.
And I agree with pb4... when I was taking yoga classes I felt SOOO much better... Unfortunately I haven't been in months because I'm either too sick or too broke, but I hope to get back into that once I get settled in my new place.
I am not being treated for anxiety, but I am definitely prone to it. Recently I was suffering from a tremendous amount of it and my symptoms were getting bad. I know that anxiety TOTALLY aggravates my UC.