12-10-2014 03:23 PM
I have been suffering with IBS now for number of years, everyday travel is a battleWorrying if im going to have an "episode" on the train or in the car or a plane.i take pills but they then block me up etc etc.I find deep breatbing helps,but it is making my life miserable and i feel i have developed an anxiety disorder.Does anyone else go yhtough this 😕
12-10-2014 10:12 PM - edited 13-10-2014 07:07 PM
Welcome to forums!
Gosh, I can only imagine how long trips probably feel for you. Sounds like having IBS is creating worry/anxiety, which can also feed into IBS, making it seem like things are snowballing.
Learning breathing techiques can help. You might find this thread about mindfulness helpful, it has techniques that you can use to stay calm. Have you spoken to your GP about this? Having anxiety as well as IBS is not uncommon (see link above). Your doctor may be able to refer you to mental health professional.
@Tuffsy60 , I recall reading post where you mentioned that you had IBS and anxiety. Do you have any advice for Marie?
12-10-2014 10:48 PM
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