I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the answer to that question. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I bump into an decent answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably can answer it..
Agree with Cha. Sounds like your anxiety may be causing your GI issues. Stress can do crazy things to ones body including the digestive track. Best of luck!..
Hey - I have anxiety too and one defintly kciks off the other and sometimes they kick of both -.
Is def the way to go - however I am still trying to be strik with myself and get this a daily part of my life..
Did your anxiety start because of your condition, I know mine did, maybe.
Would help to get you out of the house, relax you a bit, just dont get hooked on the stuff, can get addicted on regular use after 1 to 2 weeks. I would talk to your Doc about it...
I dont understand why your doctor doesnt understand, maybe you should find a more understanding doctor, or tell him you think your having some anxiety issues because of the IBS and ask what he can suggest that would be helpful, then go from there...
Yeah, I agree with Cha Cha1. It sounds like you have a anxiety disorder and when you feel stressed out, it hits your gut. There is.
And tranquilizers for that disorder. You should consult a good therapist. Good luck. Many people suffer from fear of leaving home. Alice..
Thanks for the responses. can anxiety just kick in out of nowhere though?cause when I was on my way homefrom.
I take the bus home.not the yellow one but public. and all of a sudden I'm like holy crap somthings really wrong and I asked somone for a phone and noone picked up at my house and I was debating if I should get on the bus or not and I did but I was feeling like I never have before and I was sitting on the floor becuase seemed to be only way to make it better. and the buses are sooo slow in this city it made it far worse. but I dunno I guess what I'm getting at is can it just happen like that?i mean not like I had anything stressfull going on and at that point I didnt even know I had ibs..
Yeah, from what I heard from others it can seem sudden; and after the first time, you will realize what is happening.You may have a repressed fear. You are at the age in your life when you will be expected to be more independent and make a lot of choices. Maybe you are trying to be too perfect or fear you will fail in some way? I am only guessing all the possible conflicts you may be dealing with at this point. Let us know how you are doing;OK? Alice..
Yeah sounds like panic attact caused by anxiety. Counselling can help if you dont want to take more med's.xxx..
Yea I think I'm gonna have to go with meds. I dont think breathing patterns or anything like that can help me. but I have noticed if I dont eat for like 2-3 days and dont.
For 2 I can pretty much.
The house for like 2 hours tops. but I guess I cant do that forever...
Ok so I got alot to say. so I have IBS and I dont know if this is a symptom of it or not cause whenever I bring it up my doctor thinks I'm a fool. I have IBS-C ALL day at home but it seems when i.
The house my body gets this really wierd feelings it's sort of like I'm about to give a speech infront of a million people.Also it's like my bodys like dude you have to get home right now and I feel like a prisoner anywhere but at home and it feels like I'm going to crap myself. this feeling gets me so worked up that like gas forms in my stomach and makes me wanna fart but if I fart I may have an accident. and the not farting makes me instead of being constipated have diarrea instead. it's the worst feeling ive ever had and I havnt left my house in over 3 months. does this sound familiar at all?and how would I explain this to a doctor so he could understand?..
You certainly can't be starving your self or going about.
Deprived. I think you can learn some.
Techniques which will also give you some power to help yourself not only with this but in other stressful situations. The tranquilizers are habit forming so I think you need to limit it according to what your therapist recommends. Hopefully, it will only be used temporarily...
Tell your doc the very thing you posted here...it's complex, to be sure, andyou are suffering greatly...
Hey I get this quite a lot, it is very common, it's because at home you know that the loo is close by so your not worried, then when you.
The house you are subconciously thinking, what if I need the loo and this is a trigger feeling like that, theres 2 ways round it get your doctor to prescribe a daily dose of lopromide (immodium) or a mild anti-depresent because this helps to cut.
Between the brain and the cut,.
This helps. james..
Yeah I get like that! doesnt matter how comfortable I am at home as soon as I have to go out I feel the same way you do. bad when your a girl too!! ive been like this since I wa s 14 and it's stopped me doing alot of stuff. now ive got to the point where I go out now deliberately to try and break the cycle. come what may. it's stress/anxiety and I read somewhere that our gut has a memory (separete to your mind - it learns rsponses and reacts in a similar way until youcan find a way to reprogram it)i make myself go out now and it's got less and less over the years. retraining your gut response in effect, very difficult to do as it's a subconscious thing.
Which helped a lot for a while. just tell your doc what youve said on your post, hell get the picture. but in my experence docs arent brill they just try you out on different pills when really alot of it is something that is a deep emotional response and needs to be adressed on that level not just purely physical..
I try explaining it to people all the time and my friends and parents say suck it up, I guess it's one of those things you have to exeriance to kno what it's like.I think I should make a recording of the description since I get asked by everyone about 5 times a day over and over. it's like you wanna go out? ive been at home for 4 going on 5 months straigt without leaving my house and it's like they forget that somehow. although if somone tryed to explain this to me without me having experianced it I would prolly say suck it up too. anyhow thanks for all the feed back...
I used to travel to uni 50 mins on the bus ei6ther way and it was a trial. some days id be ok and some notoften had to get off cos I thought ive gotta go to the loo, but as soon as I got off I was ok. (would have to get the next bus) !! it is hard for other people to understand as they think you can just tell yourself to be in control when you want. but it's not that simple. as I said.
Worked for me in some ways, retraining your brain to stop associating doing stuf with the panic of not being able to go to the loo if you think you need to. I even tried the paul mcenna tapes for confidence. but my hypnotherapist specifically did stuff aimed at me.
To control my gut. but the longer you stay in though itll be harder for you to go out. it's hard when people who are around you dont give you enough help. just talk to your doc see if he comes up with anything to help with nerves etc or even access to.
Take care though cos some medications can make your tum worse. hang in !..
Yes, it seems that you may have anxiety. Either anxiety has caused your IBS-C or the other way around...Kind of hard for doctors to know for sure. Talk to your doctor about anything they can do to relieve this sensation, then once you're feeling better start confronting the world again. Don't let yourself become confined. You are only confirming to your mind that it is right for keeping you locked away from the world. Oh, and make sure you tell your doctors everything.
I believe the sooner you try to treat your anxiety the faster you will probably get results. You can't hide from the world forever and I think you will end up very unhappy...
Been there done that...they set each other off...Anxiety and IBS are very common together. Meds. and.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Anxiety attacks can come on real quick so it cold well be that. you are also conditioning yourself subconsciously now into worrying about being out and making it happen as soon as you do go out. talk to your doc about anxiety and panic attacks. it's the fight or flight response your body is going though. the thougt of going out is making you anxious and that sets off the adrenelin in your body and part of the bodies response to that is to want to go to the loo. try and see your doc. kate x..
Im with you! It seems I can be Consipated sometimes, then the minute I go out, sometimes if I'm in the middle of a Medifast food court before lunch or just around some shops when there is no place to go, ill suddenly get urges that I need to D! Its all in the mental, I think IBS and anxiety are really enterwined. Sometimes it's an environmental thing, if your doc hasn't alreadly realised this hes a bit of a dummy!!..
Ok I got this new drug now and it's great for getting rid of the nervous feeling. Its still there but isnt so bad.in the back of my mind though my bodys trying not to get me to.
But I guess thats just somthing I gotta overcome myself. however I think that the nervous feeling is my bodys way of making me go to the bathroom though. cause I havnt gone #2 since I started takng the pills about 9 days ago. so this morning I started getting really bad pain because I eat quite alot and havnt gotten rid of anything. so this mornin I took a laxative and 2.
Wich is reaaaaly weak stuff I been takin all week,still nothing so about 3 hours ago I popped another laxative cause pains gettin pretty irratating. still nothing. is it possible that my bodys nervousnss was keepin me goin to the bathroom? also I went to doctors on the 5th day and told her I hadnt gone yet and she didnt pay any attention to it and I dont think it's the drug side effect...
Ibs can be triggered by stress deppression anxiety... anti depressants are often used to treat ibs...
I'm happy to hear that you feel less anxiety but it sounds like the new drug is causing your constipation. Check out the side effects on the web. Good luck...
Get a new doc since this one definitely does not understand you or your needs one bit..
Yes! Yes a million times yes. I've been dealing with it for almost 10 years and it's horrible. I know exactly how you feel...
Damn, I must sound like a really big baby. 10 years though if I have to deal with this crap for 10 years I dunno if I could do it...
I think you can manage. Maybe it makes us more compassionate about understanding other people's problems. At this point,take one day at a time. You sound like you are relatively healthy and strong; try to think positive...
Yeah, I think you have an anxiety disorder? There are meds for that. Try explaining the anxiety rather than the gastric distress...