Happy holidays everyone!
This past Halloween, my husband and I were struck with the stomach flu- it resolved itself. I had horrible anxiety during this time. I have terrible health anxiety. We went on a 2 week trip to Florida (we live in Ohio) and the day after we came back, I had diarrhea for a few days. I went to the doctor and it was another bug- she told me that I was prone to a second bug because my immunity was low from my first bug. My anxiety was off the roof. A week later, I had random diarrhea just one time but felt terrible all day. I went to her and she told me she thought I had anxiety induced IBS. This is totally new to me bc I never had digestive issues before-- I did notice that sometime when I was too anxious I would feel nauseated and a little weird, but never anything like this. Since Halloween, I've been dealing with terrible stomach issues on and off and it's making my anxiety worse bc I'm terrified of it being something other than IBS. There have been a few days that I feel almost anxiety free (bc IBS symptoms subside a little) and then I'm struck with diarrhea or stomach pains and anxiety takes over again. How can this happen suddenly since I had no issues before? If it were something else, would it appear this way as well? I had blood tests and stool test, everything came back clear. Thank you for your help.