I would say I've always been sort of introverted, but had an active social life before UC, meaning that I went out with friends a lot, but always needed down time afterwards because it made me tired.
Since UC, my social life has totally collapsed. I don't leave the house unless I have to, and I take drugs for anxiety and depression. Before I started the anti-anxiety drugs, I was having panic attacks on a daily basis. One was so severe that I lost consciousness in a grocery store.
Left-sided UC and rapid gastric emptying
Currently: Klonopin as needed, Wellbutrin, supplements (NAC, zinc, fiber).
Unsuccessfully tried: all of the 5 ASAs, Flagyl, Cipro, hydrocortisone suppositories, prednisone (the only thing that's offered some relief), Uceris, Entocort, and FODMAP and SCD diets.
Mesalamine intolerant. Waiting for new maintenance meds.