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Is this still IBS?

Jarofflies

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o normally before I go to the toilet I'll get cramps and kind of bloatedness and when I go the cramps go too

Sometimes now though I get like a stitch pain that comes and goes. Doesn't stay with me long and the pain is always the same. And a kind of sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. Almost like I need to get sick, but I never do

But my stool is always fine, I have no unexplained weight loss, no vomiting or passing out. I also have no trouble sleeping. And if I'm fully distracted I rarely if ever get any pains

The worst thing is when I was on holiday I had pretty much none of this. But as soon as I come back it's like here comes all the anxiety again. I was like this a week before my holiday too, but there distraction from the holiday just made me kind of forget about it

Maybe it could be something as simple as food intolerance I don't know
 

Rinka

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Anxiety has a big influence on the bowel system. I think there are studies suggesting, that neurones, like brain cells are present in the bowel system and therefore influence it when emotionally distressed.
 

Landres

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It's TRUE. At the end of the summer I got a virus and it was pretty bad lasted a few weeks. I thought I had colon cancer or something but it went away eventually. I noticed the more I worried that's when I had the bowel issues. I even had panic attacks with it it was horrible. I remember I was sleeping woke up sweating heart beating so fast it was bad. But I just told myself calm down calm down it is a panic attack...eventually it got better. What works for me normally is talking myself down. I am not on meds but my dad has the same thing as me with panic attacks. He is the one that taught me how to control them. He does take prozac when he needs it. It happens to him on airplanes.
 

triceps

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It's TRUE. At the end of the summer I got a virus and it was pretty bad lasted a few weeks. I thought I had colon cancer or something but it went away eventually. I noticed the more I worried that's when I had the bowel issues. I even had panic attacks with it it was horrible. I remember I was sleeping woke up sweating heart beating so fast it was bad. But I just told myself calm down calm down it is a panic attack...eventually it got better. What works for me normally is talking myself down. I am not on meds but my dad has the same thing as me with panic attacks. He is the one that taught me how to control them. He does take prozac when he needs it. It happens to him on airplanes.
Just this morning I was awakened by a panic attack all sweaty and the heart a thumping like crazy. I've had enough of them to know that I'm not dying and to just ride it out. As far as IBS, I'm a big believer that the vast majority of bowel difficulties are anxiety or emotionally related and rarely true IBS. Still exhausted from the attack, will write more later,
 
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