My IBS-D hasn't been too good for the past few months. But, it is somewhat under control from bentyl, and immodium as a precaution on certain days. Now, the real battle seems to be with anxiety. It is so bad lately. I just read up about social anxiety disorder, and that is definitely not me. I know it is related to my IBS, does anyone have any suggestions as to getting rid of it, or controlling it? My doctor has given me an anti-anxiety med, which helps greatly. However, I can't be taking that all day every day. I find myself freaking out about going to the grocery store. Yesterday, I was in line at a store, and I knew I didn't have to run to the bathroom. Yet I can't get my mind to calm down. Standing in line thinking to myself "Hurry up people! I have to get out of here!" I seriously feel like I am going crazy. And now, I am panicking because my husband wants to go out to a bar tonight with a bunch of people. Well, being rright before Halloween, you know it will be crowded. And, bar bathrooms are always terrible. Sometimes they only have one toilet for the hundreds of people there. Do you see how my mind works? Any suggestions?