Hi All, I have suffered for many years with my noisy stomach which has led me to suffer anxiety in many social situations, when I worry about people hearing it. It can be extremely noisy and persistent. I have tried so many things to 'cure' it, sometimes it is okay for a while but it always comes back. I feel very alone with this as I think it's hard for people to understand how I can worry so much about something which is insignificant to many people. It's made worse by my worrying too, if I am going into a 'quiet' situation you can bet that it will get more noisy because I don't want it too, and as I get more tense, the symptoms get worse. I just wondered if anyone else on here has this problem and if so, how they cope with it? I have had this problem so long, it has held me back socially and in my career. I am starting to think that I will never be rid of it and that I must learn to accept it, but it's very hard when I am in that social situation and I feel my stomach start to get unsettled. I feel very panicky and that I want to escape the situation. I'd be grateful for any advice or support. I would be interested to hear how other people cope with the social embarrassment that ibs can bring, in it's many forms.
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