Loco

279d

I’m starting to think my IBS issues aren’t getting any better because of my anxiety. Any advice here? Does anyone know of anxiety meds that don’t mess with the gut? I’ve tried many so not sure there really is one.

Clonazepam

Gastroparesis

Acetylsalicylic Acid

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Anxiety (Including GAD)

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  • Stede

    279d

    Hi there! So I have recently (last few months or so) realized that my gut issues are exacerbated by my anxiety to a debilitating degree. I try a combination of knowing my stress triggers + LOTS of deep breathing and laying down when I feel anxiety coming on. If it helps you to think of it mechanically, do some research on the endocrine system - there are ways to 'hack' it before it gets to the point where anxiety hormones are making you sick

  • piellatina

    279d

    Hi - My IBS and gastroparesis also gives me anxiety. I take Clonazepam. Helps alot. I read about an anti anxiety drug that can help with gut issues- buspar.. I will be asking my doctor about it when I see him

    • Loco

      279d

      I have clonazepam as well and it helps with anxiety immensely but I know it’s addictive and I’m only supposed to take it when I’m really in need. I was told by my doctor not to take it every day but right now I wish I could haha I’ll look into buspar - thanks!

      • piellatina

        279d

        I think Clonazepam is only addictive if it's a high dose and if you take it all the time. I only take it as needed. No more than 0.50mg a day. 81mg aspirin also helps with anxiety. I take one everyday

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