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Could someone please help me to control my anixity(heart racing is what my main concern is).It starts when Ishould have a BM.I start getting shaky and then my heart starts racing.I was told last month that I have IBS and trying to cope with it is a hand ful. I start feeling bad and come to this site and read about the same things I'm going though. Could anyone out there give me any advice.Thanks
 

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Kimmie, do you feel the anxiety is coming mainly from you having IBS?There re a lot of things you can do, education, medications, behavioral treatments ect and your are certainly not alone in this.
 

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kammie, you have pain also?Since your new to IBS which I am sorry to hear, its super impoortant to learn about it. Its a step learning prrocess so you know. http://www.aboutibs.org/ http://www.mayoclinic.com/invoke.cfm?id=DS00106&si=1096 http://www.med.unc.edu/medicine/fgidc/ This is something you should read and it applies to IBS. http://www.mindbodymed.com/EducationCenter/fight.html another you should read. http://www.med.unc.edu/medicine/fgidc/relax.htm This is also my own site on IBS. http://www.ibshealth.com/
 

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Kimmie, Has your doctor checked out your heart? I haven't heard many people complaining of this. It could be a panic attack that is speeding up your heart rate, but it's important to rule out physical causes before making that assumption. Once you really know the cause, and it turns out to be a combination of anxiety and IBS, then this site can help you with all kinds of approaches to managing both. It can't really help you with other medical conditions, so it's important to find out what's actually happening in your case first.
 

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Aren't anxiety attacks and panic attacks the same thing? That is what my doctors always told me. I have panic attacks that cause irregular heartbeat also. My doctor prescribed me Klonopin for these..and it does help (Before, it felt like I was having a heart attack)...but I thought panic attacks were a part of anxiety?
 

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I had my heart checked out today with a EKG and also blood work and every thing is fine with it. they say it just everything going on at once. It put me into an axitity attack this morning. Now I have to wear a heart monitor for a day to mike sure and to check it out if i have aother one tonight.
 

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kimmie,this type of thing is what got me to go to the doctor....when you are going to have a BM do you feel like the world is speeding up? like everything is going faster and you feel like something really bad is going to happen and maybe your hands start sweating and you wonder if you are going to throw up and you go to the bathroom and just have an unpleasant bowel movement (D) and nothing more? this was my experience and that would only happen when i had to "go"....my doctor started me on sertraline (Zoloft) and i havent had that problem since.....i have had plenty of unpleasant bowel movements (but less after i started taking Caltrate) but never that really awful feeling before...now its either an "uh-oh this might not be fun" feeling or a "oh time to do that" feeling....this makes me wonder if the anti-depressant is somehow affecting the chemicals in my gut...i should mention that i also have the anxiety disorder OCD (but that started a long time ago) so thats the main reason i'm taking the Zolofti should also add that while my doctor wasn't at all concerned by my symptoms, i have not had a colonoscopy to take a look at things...PM me if you have any more questionsmm
 

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i had an additional thought but beware this is just conjecturewhat if i was so obsessed with my bad BMs that my body started panicking for me as soon as it knew i was going to have to go?...before i had that problem i was definitely in a lot of just mental anguish about the whole process...i wonder if i trained my body to panic?just a thoughtmm
 
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