Anxiety medication ibs

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Avatar f tn considering that u r asking about IBS, its called spastic colon too, its a disorder with people who have anxiety , that affects the colon movements usually and make problems in digestion, u could have bloating and pain, usually refered to ur mood status and anxiety or even obsession.
160332 tn?1207766145 turned out to be depression and anxiety and started on Lexapro! (anti-anxiety/depression medication). Her IBS went away! Just a thought since you seem to be overly anxious although all tests prove negative....ONE DEFINITE SIGN OF ANXIETY DISORDER!
154765 tn?1237251544 IBS is like any other condition, it can get worse or better. For myself, getting my anxiety under control really helped get rid of the cramping and gas pains that I was experiencing with IBS. I still have loose stools frequently, but once I started taking Lexapro for my anxiety it helped cut the edge off of it. From the sound of it, I would guess you might need to get your stress and possibly anxiety under control as well. You might start with going to a counsler...
Avatar f tn His doctor prescribed him the first prescription to treat IBS and the second prescription for anxiety and also another low dose anti-depressant. I have been keeping track of every appointment, test that is ran, advice, and dosage in a binder. He has only been taking all of his medications for about two weeks so I have only seen a slight improvement. His doctor told him that stress can trigger a lot of his symptoms. I don't know how to help him not have anxiety about going out.
Avatar n tn Allison, You say that you have been diagnosed (2 years ago) with IBS. May I ask what test you had to determine that? IBS is usually diagnosed once ALL other conditions have been ruled out. With the type of symptoms you have it would have been totally appropriate for your doctor to perform either a colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy. Either of these procedures would allow the doctor to see part or all of your colon and rule out if polyps were the cause of your pain.
Avatar m tn Anxiety and IBS go hand in hand. Anxiety causes IBS, and IBS causes anxiety. This is true...sorry to tell you that. Here's what you do...or rather don't do...try not to eat before you go out...and limit what you eat in cafes and such. Most places use additives which will set the IBS in well as the grease they use. Don't drink coffee while out, or before you go out. I used to be exactly like you...never went anywhere in fear that I would have an attack outside of my home.
Avatar n tn ,I must assume that it is caused by anxiety or stress. I know I suffer from anxiety,I have many of the symptoms. So could anxiety be causing my problem?.I don't want to take drugs,recently I have taken up daily exercise,which I have been told is good for anxiety and more. So can anyone offer any help please?. Thank you,I hope the info supplied can help you to help me.
Avatar m tn Welcome to the IBS community! This sounds like it is probably anxiety. I would recommend talking to your doctor about seeing a therapist and also thinking about trying an anti-anxiety medication.
328799 tn?1276569332 You may want to see a gastroenterologist about your IBS and digestive problems, though. They may be able to give you some medication that might ease some of your symptoms and give you some relief. It's possible you did pull some muscles, too, from the wrestling. The only cure for that, really, is rest and time. Taking an anti-inflammatory, like Motrin might help, too. I hope you feel better soon!
547002 tn?1219800976 I had a baby 7 months ago and since then i have been to the ER 12 times with panic attacks/anxiety. Well, after wearing a 30 day event monitor they captured Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia and SVT, so i am on medication for that, plus i take .125 mg of klonopin a day. Recently i have switched jobs and within the last couple of weeks i have had bouts of very loose stools within an hour after i eat. They are yellow in color and mucousy.
Avatar n tn It would be nice to know more about what you have been going through if you don't mind, I don't know anyone else, friends, family, that are going through this problem, I'm tired of it taking over my life, I have been a nervous person my whole life, but with the bathroom problems since my gallbladder removal, it has taken its toll, and last year i had an anxiety attack at my sons school and for weeks could not get back to normal, my husband sayed since I had the anxiety attack, there is no going
1316053 tn?1279513097 Todd, I'm sorry to hear you are going through this. I too have IBS and suffer anxiety every day, which they say makes IBS worse. I also know that some of what I eat and drink make it worse, and the fact that I am a smoker. And my darling boyfriend suffers from CFS, and has had it quite bad for 2 years now. We are both trying to work through our health issues. I'm sorry I don't have any miracle cures, I wish I did.
Avatar n tn I am on low dose Zoloft for anxiety. I am suppose to follow up in two weeks if I am not back to normal. I wanted to get your opinion. Thanks.
Avatar n tn focus on that treatment rather than medication, although small doses of an antidepressant that effects anxiety can be helpful as an adjunct. There was a nice feature article about this in the new york times last week by dr. richard Friedland. you might look that up.
1549092 tn?1297049911 My question is....Has anyoine had experience with medication perscribed to help with hydrocodone withdrawals? if so what are they and what do they do??
Avatar m tn I also do suffer from an anxiety disorder but no longer take medication for it. I am just wondering in regards to the bloatedness, diarrhea and gasy-ness if this is just a part of IBS or if I should be seeking further medical attention from my family doctor?
2010625 tn?1329375656 Is it common to have a bad reaction or get bad side effects at the lowest doses of almost every psychotropic medication tried? I have tried 6 different antipsychotics, I had bad side effects at the lowest dose, and can't take them. 4 SSRI antidepressants, bad side effects at lowest dose, can't take them. I also can't take Welbutrin, Depokote, Effexor, vistaril, This can't be normal right?
970140 tn?1247690779 Although psychological problems such as anxiety do not cause IBS, people with IBS may be more sensitive to emotional troubles. Stress and anxiety may make the mind more aware of spasms in the colon. IBS may be triggered by the immune system, which is affected by stress. Coping With Stress and Anxiety There's proof that stress management can help prevent or ease IBS symptoms. Some people use relaxation techniques such a deep breathing or visualization, where they image a peaceful scene.
Avatar m tn I'm sure that you have done some damage to your body having drank beer for this long, but without being able to take medication for anxiety, and the panic attacks, I doubt you'll stop. Having to care for your dying mother had to be very hard on you. Have you sought the help of a psychiatrist to help you cope with your anxiety? I know a lot of people (especially men) think their useless, but trust me, they can and do help. Have you tried antacids for the burning?
Avatar m tn My husband feels that alot of my stomach issues are due to my nerves and stress. I have to say that it has gotten worse over the years and am now on an anti anxiety medication after much pain and denial. It seems to help but do not really want to be on any medication besides my question lite powder that i take to help bind my stools for fear that i will never be able to get off.
1287446 tn?1313951238 When I was in high school, I developed IBS very badly, in which I'd get an upset stomach every school morning (due to anxiety), and this went on for years with it being triggered in various situations. Doctors always suggested a fiber supplement, which never worked. I was even on medication (antispasmodic) to try and help it, but it didn't really work.. As you can tell, anxiety was a big culprit of my problems. Today, I'm the exact opposite. I suffer from severe constipation.
Avatar f tn I don't care what anyone says, when some of us go through this nasty stage in our lives, the hormones can get way out of wack and create more anxiety and depression symptoms. My worst time of it was actually during peri-menopause. Even the IBS can be worse during this time. I remember my psychiatrist telling me that the brain gut reaction time is split second. So from the time you feel the anxiety, your gut has already received the message that you are scared and it reacts with...
Avatar n tn I felt extremely nauseatic and quite bad, and the doctors thought I had anxiety disorder coupled with Gilberts syndrome. I was put on Prozac and xanax with no medication for raised ALTs. Contended that this is some mental problem, I didn't go to Gastro specialist. Despite taking the anti anxiety medicines, I felt nauseatic and my stomach is extremely sensitive. I mean alternating between constipation and loose stomach (which is more frequent). Whenever I have constipation, I develop a headache.
Avatar m tn hey i would be a little like u in the sence i too suffer setbacks with ibs after yrs of feeling like death warmed up when u feel good for such a long period esp with ibs u tend to forget such is the great power of the body and mind and suddendly out the blue a flare shouts at you and leaves u all confused again what did i eat what caused this etc ---the truth probably and i speak for myself is stress /anxiety which will flare those of use disposed to ibs and with most flares they tend to go on
Avatar f tn Thanks Amy4891. Had several tests done during an episode. The only thing abnormal is my white blood cell count being high. Colonoscopies have shown nothing other than some inflammation which I've been told is IBS. First doc thought ulcerative colitis. Second doc said no ulcerative colitis. Just called it IBS and gave me a "take as needed" medication. 2 ER visits showed nothing other than the white blood cell count thing.