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Anina

772d

When I have bad anxiety or feel like an anxiety attack is coming on I get this feeling low in my stomach and butt (sorry TMI) that makes me feel the need to go to the bathroom even if I don't actually need to go, anyone else feel this?

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    • Cookiee

      762d

      My previous primary doc told me that was a fight, flight or freeze response. He said my body would get anxious and try to "void" anything to make me lighter so I could flight my way out of the situation faster. It kind of makes sense. But I also know that anxiety is the devil and it is obsessed with our intestines and likes fighting with them and we're the child that gets the raw end of the deal.

    • Cookiee

      762d

      My previous primary doc told me that was a fight, flight or freeze response. He said my body would get anxious and try to "void" anything to make me lighter so I could flight my way out of the situation faster. It kind of makes sense. But I also know that anxiety is the devil and it is obsessed with our intestines and likes fighting with them and we're the child that gets the raw end of the deal.

    • Crockett71

      763d

      Antibiotics have a tendency to make me constipated, I manage it with a high fiber diet. I definitely believe that emotions are responsible for my IBS issues. Every time I receive upsetting news I experience a flare-up. I'm also on a low FODMAP diet.

    • Crockett71

      763d

      .05 mg Xanax helps me. If I have a flare-up I take it 2x a day.

      • Anina

        763d

        @Crockett71 I also take Xanax same amount but it makes me super constipated so I don't take it much now.

    • AngieIrene

      768d

      Yess. Emotions and gut health are super connected. I recommend looking into it. What you’re experiencing makes total sense

    • cloudstalker

      771d

      Me too!!

    • Tla

      772d

      When anxious, I used to have to stop several times while walking for fear of not controlling it!

      • Anina

        772d

        @Tla wow I can totally relate

    • Queefcatcher

      772d

      Yessss 100% relatable u are not alone

      • Anina

        772d

        @Queefcatcher thought I was the only one! Such a horrible feeling

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