Mild IBS but a lot of anxiety/nervousness
Posted 09 July 2012 - 01:17 PM
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Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:38 AM
Sorry for my late reply but thank you for your message! I feel so stupid to think that I plan my life around my BMs but it is good to know that there are others that experience this. I can relate entirely to what you say and although we dont do the same day to day activities I often feel I cant commit to anything or make plans as I'm worried about how I will feel in the mornings. I am trying to hold on to the friends I have by pushing myself to go out occasionally, however I often cancel plans which really annoys people. I am also experimenting with things to help my IBS but I think I really need to combat the anxiety first as I would imagine you need to as well. I think this type of anxiety is perfectly normal though, I mean who wants to not be able to get to a bathroom in time?
I don't have a lot of advice, but I can relate. I started having panic attacks a few years ago, and I have stopped most of my social activities because I feel so horrible in the mornings that I don't want to commit to doing anything with friends. I also am VERY uncomfortable if I am somewhere that I don't have quick access to the bathroom, whether I know where it is or not. I am a stay at home mom and I stopped taking my kids to playdates at friends' houses because I didn't want to stink up their bathrooms or be in their bathroom all morning. I stopped going to the zoo or playgrounds with friends because I don't want to be struck with a bathroom emergency and be nowhere near one, or have to leave my four kids with my friend while I go and try to work out my bathroom problems alone. Now I feel like I have no friends left, and my kids are getting older and I am starting to look into going back into the workforce. My options are to jump into a job with the training I have or to go back to school and I cannot decide which one will be better considering my need for a bathroom. I think it is ridiculous that I plan my life around my bowel movements, but that is what it has become. In my experience, what you are going through and feeling is normal to IBS and all you can do is keep trying to find something that makes it better for you. Currently I am experimenting with a diet, supplements and meds and I *think* things are starting to look up for me. I hope that you can find something that will work for you too.
Yes I really should do, I just feel very awkward when I go to see the doctor. He often seems to make out I have no real issues and give me some tablets that I don't want. I really want to see a consultant Psychiatrist but at £300 for a first consultation they are not cheap! I will head over to that forum now and have a browse.... Thanks
TomTell your GP you need a therapist to help you learn how to deal and manage your anxiety. See our CBT/Hypnotherapy Forum for more info about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.Jadac get yourself treated as well. There is NO reason for either of you to suffer. Anxiety is completely treatable!
Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:36 PM
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