Can't stop worrying 24/7

Hello, it is a constant cycle with my anxiety. I have IBS-D which I think happened because of my anxiety, when I am anxious I have a "nervous poo" quite a lot before I can even leave the house, my anxiety makes my IBS flare up but my IBS causes me to have anxiety. Its a nightmare I think if I worried less I wouldn't cause my stomach stress but I just can't relax unless I am going to sleep, I have a job induction next week an I just don't know how I am going to cope I keep over thinking about having a flare up an them regretting hiring me😞please help

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  • Work on the anxiety with mindfullness, yoga, relaxation techniques etc.

  • Thank you xx

  • Hello lucy

    yes I suffer with ibs for years and also panuc attacks x tge last 8 months I've developed anxiety attacks with also isn't very nivector try and deal with x my doctor got me in touch with a a anxiety clinic which I went to x and I must say it dud help me with the relaxing breathing technics does really help to do the breathing x my ibs feels alit calmer x as you say all the worrying yoy do starts of the ibs working so seems like a visurs circle x when going to anxiety clinic it was good to speak to others that was going through the same thing x does help to speak to others who suffer the same as you x

    let me know how you get on with the breathing x look it up on the Internet as well x relaxation breathing exercises x take care darling

  • Thank you, I will deffo try breathing exercises. Yeah it does help talking to other I don't know anyone who has anxiety problems except on here xx

  • The thing is if you try and talk to people that does not experience anxiety they really don't understand how your feeling x they just think yourover reacting x but that's nit the case x try and see your doctor ti see if there is a anxiety clinic nr you x but the breathing us tge first step you can help you self darling x take care x

  • Yeah I will have to have a look on the internet for anxiety groups near me, I know feels like noons I know understands how I feel😣 thank you you too xx

  • I listen at every oppertunity to stress & anxiety dvd.s which are free dowloads on you tube or spotify.i find paul mckenna amazing but you got to do it as often as you can.xx

  • Hi ~I suffer with IBS as well and have done for many years and know the stress it causes ~it's always worse when worry/anxiety take over ~I drink peppermint tea to soothe my tummy after an attack and even though it doesn't cure IBS it does help with the symptoms ~ also you must be capable of doing this job or else you wouldn't have been offered it ~have faith in yourself and don't let IBS ruin this opportunity!!

    Good Luck with the induction!!

    Kath☺

  • Hello kath, yeah it is. That's a good idea thanks! True, I'm just hoping this job gives me more confidence an makes me worry less about my IBS! Thanks again xx

  • If you do have an attack somewhere public how do you handle the situation?? That's what I am most worried about because I know I'll panic an have to go twice as I feel like it just won't stop. If I eat nothing harsh on my stomach today and then tomorrow morning eat something simple then nothing until I finish as I am only in until 2 do you think I will be okay because my stomach will be empty??xx

  • Well I tend to stick to bland foods really ~toast etc ~but make sure you have something on your tummy ~thing is I usually know what triggers mine off ~sugar is my biggest nightmare along with dairy ~try and chill out today and get some peppermint tea ~drink some before work tomorrow ~ but as I said don't let the IBS take over ~you deserve this job and once you get tomorrow over with let's hope you don't worry so much

    Let me know how you get on

    And GOOD LUCK for tomorrow

    Kath🌻🌻x

  • Yeah I do try to eat bland food too to be honest. I am unsure what triggers mine really, because sometimes I eat something an it really upsets my stomach then other times it has hardly no reaction which is strange. I will deffo have some peppermint tea I am sure my mum will have some as she loves herbal teas! Thank you so much kath, you have been a big help I will let you know how it goes😃xx

  • No worries at all ~my IBS usually triggers off at night time ~but have had it during the day once in a while ~think at the moment yours is worse because you are stressed about your new job ~make sure you know where the loos are ~and if you need to explain to HR that you are just nervous about starting a new job and your tummy playing up a bit ~we are all human after all ~talk to your Mam as well ~sure she will give you good advice ~my youngest son started his first job after uni a month ago ~and he was really nervous on his first day ~but we talked things through and even though he was still worried it helped him to talk about stuff

    You take care and wish you well for tomorrow ~this time tomorrow your first day will nearly be over

    Kath🌻🌻x

  • My IBS is bad when I first wake up and after my tea if I have eat something that sets my stomach off. Yeah that's deffo why its been worse because my new job and I am over thinking. If it starts to flare up I will tell them an just say its because I'm really nervous! Aww yeah I will have a talk with her too. Can't wait for tomorrow to just me over😂 thanks again xx

  • Yep that's your best bet ~think everyone is nervous when they start a new job anyways ~I see by your previous posts you are going to be working in a care home ~that will be a rewarding job for you and bet you love it once you settle in ~as for the IBS I guess I've learned to accept it now ~even though it's awful ~I just think oh no here we go again ~ there is no magic cure ~but when you are at home nothing beats a nice warm bath and a hot water bottle to ease the discomfort

    I bet tomorrow is not as bad as you think ~just Mr Anxiety playing nasty tricks on you and making you fear the worst ~been there done that and got the t shirt lol

    You take care

    Kath😊x

  • Yeah I know everyone will be. Yeah I am really excited to work there to start my career off in health and social! They should be more understanding too working in a care home, hopefully I just get used to it an it dies down a bit when I am more settled in on my night shifts. Yeah hopefully it all goes okay just got to get through these 3 morning shifts then I can start doing what I'll be comfortable my night shifts!x

  • Hello you are not alone I have the same problem that even thinking of leaving the house triggers my stomach pain and when I eventually leave I go back running coz I need to use the bathroom badly.....but I've started to engage my brain with any positive thoughts as a kind of distraction from anxiety and sometimes it worked so try listening to music or keep telling yourself l am totally fine as much as you can and good luck with your job

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