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i am 17 years old boy till 1 year ago my depression started it was about school staff but my big problem now is something i am embarrassed to talk about it then i found here

I have stress off not finding toilet when i get out first i Thought that i have problem in my body but after going to doctor many times i find out the problem is in my mind and its bothering me i know its stupid but its a big problem for me now i try not to think about it but i cant my mind it is sick i am depressed really i am not calm when i am at outside i cant enjoy life while my friends enjoy. I dont know what to do. almost every day i cry Help me

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You don’t have to be embarrassed about this issue. I would guess that you could look for irrational thoughts within your fear. Why do you think you need to use a toilet? Does the toilet represent something more to you than a place to relieve yourself? Is it a safe spot or something? How long have you been having this type of feeling? What do you think would happen if you were away from a toilet for an hour or two? How far from a toilet are you comfortable being?

I am not a doctor or therapist, I just have some good problem solving skills. I am glad that you felt comfortable to talk about this here, that is a great first step. You may need help from a professional that deals with this type of fear or obsession.

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It sounds like you may have Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Thisis a very common problem affecting about 20% of the population. You will find a lot of information about it on the internet. You should try to see a gastroenterologist to confirm that this is what it is. There is also an Irritable Bowel Syndrome section of Health Unlocked. Type it into the search box of the Health Unlocked home page. Depression and stress can make it worse. You do not have to be embarrassed. You will find many posts about diarrhea on the IBS site.

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could help if you're going somewhere try and find out if they have restrooms see if places surrounding where you're going have toilets call them use google but pretty much everywhere have restrooms now

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Hey friend,

Thanks for sharing, first of all that you ARE embarrassed about this, but also thanks for sharing it in spite of being embarrassed. It seems like it took you courage to post that ----- of course, I don't know your whole story/situation, but I'm proud of you for just sharing. :)

My Very Best to you. <3 HUGS & FRIENDSHIP.

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