I'm new here on the site and looking for words of advice and comfort! I'm a 20yr old female and have suffered three panic attacks in the last 2 weeks, two of which were followed by a sudden need for a bowel movement (and not a nice one). I have had panic attacks before, usually triggered by catastrophic thinking but currently, I have nothing to worry about in my personal life to cause this level or number of panic attacks (e.g. money, relationships, work) and I am aware that I am very happy yet cannot shake this anxious feeling and constant heart rate of 115bpm!! (thank you for reminding me fitbit!!)
I was diagnosed with IBS and a hiatus hernia two years ago and put on Omeprazole which I take every day and Dustapalin which I no longer take as I haven't had any symptoms of IBS for about a year until now. I constantly feel on the edge of a panic attack and was wondering if any other IBS sufferers have had similar experiences and if so, what you did to prevent/improve the feelings of anxiety.