I'd like to know what people's opinions are as to how strongly the mind can affect the gut...?I made a post yesterday describing my symptoms. After reading what other people are going through, my symptoms are very very mild. As I said in that post, mild abdominal pain that never goes away, along with increased BM's from 1 to 1-3 times a day. A little bit of gas, a little bit of gurgling and thats about it.However, because its always there its always on my mind. I've had it for a little over a year now and while the symptoms have never directly affected my life, my mental state as a result of the pain has, to the point where have less desire to do things, and I'm cranky towards people. I'm even more cranky at the moment because I'm on this stupid Vivonex liquid diet for bacterial overgrowth (which I'm skeptical about now...).ANYWAY, I'm also a pretty stressed kinda guy. I'm trying to get my green card, working for a company thats struggling, and I've never wanted anything more in my entire life than my green card. I started the process about a month before all these problems started, and I'm still a hell of a long way from being safe. I also had a car accident a few months before that was my fault, started getting a lot of dental work done (I had to be sedated) over a long period of time. I also entered my first relationship a few months before the problems started. Anyway... Eventhough I know I'm an anxious person, and I worry over every damn little thing (people at work scare the #### out of me when they walk into my cube and say Hi), I've always been skeptical about anxiety and psychological issues being the sole cause of my chronic abdominal pain. Is such a thing physically possible?- Douglas.