Your son is very young, and I can completely understand why you would be concerned and worried. If I had to hazard a guess, I would think that it may be that his illness has changed the way he lives, sees himself, and therefore how he relates to others. Social anxiety can be a sign of depression, perhaps the future does not look quite as rosy as it once did, I know I felt that, and he is younger than I am, the sense of loss and hope for the future can hit hard, and once that feeling kicks in the enormity of what you have can fill you with despair.
Or alternatively it could be something unrelated to UC, and he is struggling to talk about
Samantha, 45 yrs
Stopped smoking Jan 2013.
Diagnosed. Left sided UC, 8th Feb 2014
2 x Ultimate Flora 50 billion probotics, Vit D, and Multi vitamin tab daily.
Gluten free from Sept 2014
Dairy free from Dec 2014
Post Edited (Poppie) : 6/3/2015 7:33:08 PM (GMT-6)