Posted 18 November 2017 - 12:13 PM
So I was very recently diagnosed with IBS-d/a, and I've had GAD for a long time now. I have phobias of being sick as well as vomit, and when I have a bad day, no matter how much I tell myself its just my IBS acting up I still have issues with getting anxious about it actually being me sick. (if that makes any sense.) Regardless, its a tough cycle because Ill have a bad day from stress, start being very symptomatic (mainly D.) and then get worried/anxious that I'm sick. Of course, since I'm worried about being sick, it turns around and makes my symptoms worse, then I get more worried and it just keeps going in loops like that.
Does anyone here have any struggles with stuff similar to this? If so- how do you cope with it?
Currently on Buspar for anxiety, and am looking into getting a counselor.
Thanks ahead of time!
Posted 05 July 2018 - 05:52 AM
Very recognizable. It's extremly hard to change anxiety.
I do following things in such a period:
1) listen to relaxing background music al the time
2) focus attention on other things (When you feel anxiety you focus on the danger (the symptoms) en look for a solution => no solution => more anxiety, anger, frustration, helpless, panic etc. etc.
3) tell myself "this to will past", i have no solution right know but it will not last fore ever.
But it's counter natural
When you feel anxiety you focus on the danger and want to solve it.
Posted 28 March 2019 - 10:03 AM