I was diagnosed with IBS recently after several episodes of bloatedness with anxiety attacks. but what puzzles me is, does IBS cause anxiety or the stress and anxiety that caused IBS? In the initial stages, the anxiety was really bad i thought i was gona die and slowly i practiced breathing methods to calm myself down. sometimes it helped sometimes not. I realised that whenever i have bloatedness and passing wind, that's when the anxiety comes. Does anyone face the same situation? How do you deal with the anxiety?