Since I was a child, I have always been more sensitive than most people around my age when I face with stressful or difficult situations. These overwhelming situations seems to affect my stomach and clarity of my mind simultaneously. As a result I loose my appetite, suffer with a stomach pain, loose bowels, foggy brain, forgetfulness, fatigue and so on.
I have seen number of specialists over the years about my stomach but nothing major was found. These symptoms normally present themselves when I go through stressful times. Even when I overcome the difficulties of these situations, these symptoms take sometime to disappear and I finally go back to normal until I have another stressful situation to deal with. Since, I have been diagnosed with Behcets 4 years ago, I have changed my lifestyle and reduced stress from my life as much as I could but we are human beings and can't really get away from stressful situations all together.
I am a 40 years old strong and independent woman, have lived alone most of my life and looked after myself even when I go through painful flare ups due to behcets but I can't seem to break this cycle of stress affecting mebadly as described earlier and I have not been offered any solution for this issue from the specialists I have seen over the years. I meditate everyday past two years and try to do yoga and breathing exercises as much as I can but I still find my self dealing with the same symptoms when I go through difficult times.
I am just wondering if this would be due to having an overactive immune system and behcets related... may be when I go through difficult times my inflammation levels go up and end up giving me all these symptoms mentioned above... if so it would be good to find out what I can do to help me to relieve these symptoms ...
I am looking forward to hear if you have had similar experiences over the years and what have you found to help you...
Best wishes, April