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Anxiety getting the best of me

I’m new here and posted kinda a background of my anxiety but one of my symptoms of anxiety is the constant feeling I need to use the restroom even after I’ve gone. I’ve had every test possible done and saw a urologist and had multiple tests done that showed nothing wrong with me. The doctors simply said it could be anxiety and there was nothing else they could test for (considering it popped up during a week long extreme anxiety attack) and comes and goes every few weeks or months. It’s difficult to accept and I feel so alone because I don’t know anyone else who has this problem and when I’m stuck in this state I began doubting the doctors. It’s really scary going through this and I just wish I had some reassurance.

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Hello, I saw this post and I wanted to follow up on my response.

I'm not a doctor or an expert, so don't take my advice for fact, but I've heard of the "Need to go" feeling in relation with anxiety. From what I know, it seems that when you get anxious it triggers the "fight or flight" response in your body, which is basically the feeling when you are in danger or feel vulnerable. In reality, you are perfectly safe, but you can still feel that way. The "fight or flight" response can put pressure on your digestive system, and that's probably what is happening in your case. There's nothing actually wrong, but I would seriously suggest finding active methods to reduce your anxiety.

I would suggest continuing to try and find someone you can talk about this to. There are lots of people in this group that know more than I do, so I hope you get your answers here.

Again, thanks for showing interest in this forum and I hope you have a great day. Tell me if you need anything. :)

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Thank you, I go to a counselor every month and just went yesterday actually. All my counselor tells me is that it will eventually pass like it has before and in the meantime just keep forcing yourself through the motions of life. He recommended finding a support group and i know most people who have anxiety usually have frequent urination but I’m definitely hoping to meet more people just so I know I’m not facing this alone and there’s not something weirdly wrong with me. Just one step at a time. I’m here for you as well, anytime at all. I really appreciate it.

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No problem. I don't deal with this myself, but I know that a lot of other people do, so you definitely aren't alone. Just hang in there, and things will get better :)

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This happens to me also. If I have surgery or any situation that makes me nervous or waiting I have to use the bathroom a ridiculous amount of times and I go every time but it has gotten bad like I'll just sit and have to go again. I haven't ever figured out a way to control this I'm curious what other people do.

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It’s a really strange thing to experience, it makes me feel weird like nobody else has this issue when it comes to anxiety. I’ve never really heard anyone else talk about it much so I’m curious as well. A few things that help me when I’m at home are just taking nice hot baths or showers, or getting a massage. If I’m distracted and out with friends I don’t notice it.

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This was one of the most annoying symptoms I experienced with my anxiety. I felt like I had to go every 10 minutes. I finally just started to ignore the feeling and it kind of faded out. Now, even when I am in one of my "anxious" states, it really doesn't happen anymore. Maybe trying to ignore it (if you can) it will fade out for you as well. Just know, you are not alone with feeling the "urge"!

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I didn’t think anybody else had this, it doesn’t seem so common, it makes me feel better that I’m not the only one that has experienced this though. As long as I’m distracted I’m fine, at least I’m not alone. Thank you so much

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