Posted 5/12/2017 10:14 AM (GMT -6)
I was diagnosed in 2006 and after bad flare got things settled. A mild flare in 2010, but started Apriso with my Azathiaprine, and things are under control FTMP. So why am I experiencing more anxiety about my UC and needing a restroom more than ever? I get very anxious about going somewhere out of the ordinary or being somewhere without easy restroom access. As you can imagine, this anxiety activates my gut and makes things worse. It's typically when I go somewhere with others; when I'm by myself I tend not to get too worked up.
I typically have one mostly formed stool in the morning and that's it. Which I realize would be a dream for a lot of people here. My stomach bothers me once in a while, but not a big deal. It's almost like PTSD or something, but I've been mostly fine for 10 years now!
Anyone else experience something like this? Life in general is making me anxious, so maybe exasperating this problem. But seems to be getting worse.