This is my first post here and I haven't been told I have IBS however I have been diagnosed with anxiety and mild agoraphobia (only leaving the house to go to work, even that is a struggle some days). My anxiety is triggered by a fear of not getting to a toilet in time for a bowel movement as this has happened to me before when I've been out in public, I have made it everytime but the pain, cold sweat and uncomfortable feeling I get is one I don't want to have again. I start stressing that when I'm out I'll feel like that and i end up making myself ill due to worrying. I occasionally get stomach cramps accompanied with increased flatulence .I'm at a stage where I can't cope and just want it to end someway or another.
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