In the beginning the blood was the scariest thing. I had cramping, too regular BM and total exhaustion, but this fresh blood leaving my body every time I sat on the toilet really got to me.
I'm from Ireland. Diagnosed with acute IBD about 12 years ago. Im divorced with four adult children and self employed. Definitely blame stress and anxiety for my worst flares. First major flare started just after my marriage broke down. I notice ever since that the minute I feel real anxiety my stomach quite literally clenches tight. I work hard on being calm, take exercise and try to rest. However we cant avoid real life.