It’s interesting that no one else seems to have noticed that stress has a negative impact on their symptoms. When I had my first big flare a year ago, I was in the process of leaving my job which had been causing me a lot of emotional stress for almost a year... and I notice that on a day to day basis, my state of mind definitely has an impact on my symptoms.
I guess with UC it’s so different for every person which is what makes it so frustrating and complicated to figure out
I’d say though that for me, “busy-stressful” doesn’t really make a difference, it’s more “emotional stress” that keeps me up at night, that brought symptoms along with it...
I’m not sure if I’m being clear with my train of thought... but regardless it’s different for every person with UC, so if you never noticed that stress affected you in the past, it probably doesn’t!
21 year old
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 2016
Diagnosed with Hypothyroidism 2012