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tiramisu

526d

is anyone else's IBS worse with anxiety? I swear I use the bathroom way more often when I'm anxious even after taking medicine

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    • Bloomingalchemy60

      472d

      Yes! And then I’m anxious because I feel unwell and then feel more unwell because I’m anxious lol

    • Bloomingalchemy60

      472d

      Yes! And then I’m anxious because I feel unwell and then feel more unwell because I’m anxious lol

    • Karlie2000

      473d

      I do, but I also tend to drink coffee when I'm anxious, and that's a trigger, so it could be unconnected to the anxiety. 😂

    • Jam_tart978

      475d

      Y E S Especially when I'm having panic attacks and anxiety attacks, they are connected and it's hard to navigate as for me it's another reason to stay inside, but yeah, I get it

    • JennCat

      504d

      Absolutely! I definitely have my IBS under better control generally these days (festive food aside), but anxiety tips me over the edge. I always ensure that I have an IBS emergency kit in my handbag to reduce stress around my IBS symptoms and tend to know where there are private toilets I can use in my work and my community. It is a vicious cycle, but worrying about IBS bouts less definitely reduces stress....which reduces the IBS! 🤞🏻

    • Finleaf

      516d

      Yes!!! Whenever I have an appointment or smth my IBS is so much worse before it which just makes me more nervous lol

    • kai_ai

      516d

      definitely

    • BeefWithBeef

      522d

      it took me ALMOST 17 YEARS to realize i have a dairy intolerance (and much longer to realize i have digestive issues outside of dairy), because i thought it was just anxiety making me sick!!

      • tiramisu

        521d

        @BeefWithBeef ah bro that's awful

    • AlikeYou33

      524d

      Yes. I also puke when I’m upset. Which is so incredibly frustrating. Haha

    • royalty

      524d

      YES!! Just spent two hours in the bathroom after my anxiety have me the shakes and made me nauseous.

    • SoxyWoxy

      526d

      Y e s. Mine is always worse when my anxiety is acting up. So does my mom's. We are anxious people so the toilet is always taking a beating.

    • bahramuuu

      526d

      Definitely! The GI tract is definitively connected in that way. Can totally relate

    • Alexical

      526d

      Absolutely! Someone could send me a cryptic text like "we need to talk," and something like that could trigger my stomach like a switch. I've had it be less intense with meds now, at the very least, because my mind doesn't go into catastrophe mode for quite as many things.

      • tiramisu

        525d

        @Alexical wow exactly same I had no idea for years that ibs and mental health were connected

        • Alexical

          524d

          @tiramisu Well, the gut does contain millions of neurons and is practically a brain in and of itself. It's interconnected with our nervous system and brain primarily through the vagus nerve, which is one of the biggest nerves that connects the two. This is often why when we are excited or scared or sad, we tend to have sensations localized around the stomach and gut like butterflies, nausea, or pain.

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