Hi, I'm new to HealthUnlocked. I don't know if this is the right network to be posting in but I hope I can find others who have experienced a similar thing to me. I have anxiety-related IBS and also coeliac disease, diagnosed spring 2015. Since my coeliac diagnosis the gluten-free diet has really helped my symptoms (I had frequent diarrhoea, loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach cramps, nausea...etc) but all of these symptoms return when I get anxious (sometimes just randomly when I have to leave the house, especially when using public transport, in places where toilet access is restricted etc) and it has all become a bit of a cycle: anxious so think I might have an accident, anxious because I think I might have an accident... so anyway this has led to two years of preemptive toileting, passing stool upwards of six times a day, forcing it out before leaving the house... and now I have a rectal prolapse. Oh I should also say I have hyper-mobile joints which apparently means I am at a higher risk of prolapse anyway. So yes, the prolapse has been around for probably getting on for 18 months now, although it has got a lot worse recently. I've been having CBT on and off to deal with the mental stuff and I have just yesterday finally been put on the list for an operation to sort the prolapse out. It all feels really overwhelming and I wondered if I am the only childless 28-year-old ever to have got herself in such a state. Comments appreciated.