I hope you may be able to share some of your experiences with me.
I have always been an anxious person and about 2 years ago I was diagnosed with suspected IBS.
What doesn't help for me is the fact that I also have a fear of sickness and diarrhoea (oh the irony but I am generally IBS-C with urgency).
Yesterday, I was about to leave work when suddenly I came down with the runs (as I live an hour from the office, I really needed to wait it out to feel comfortable with leaving a place with facilities).
Luckily I had Imodium with me and following the instructions on the back I ended up taking 5 tablets (2 to start and 1 for each motion afterwards).
I am due to go away on holiday next week and I am terrified that this will all kick off again and ruin my holiday and of course the anxiety and fear is making my symptoms worse.
I'm not sure if this was a bug, or something I ate or just that my IBS just wanted to kick things up a notch!
I am going away to Berlin and I was really looking forward to it.
Anyone else get this horrible anxiety whenever they get a flare up and does anyone have some advice?
Thank you so much for your help.