Just that really!
I’ve been an anxious person most of my life and have had IBS symptoms for almost 18 years.
Although I am really careful with my diet (doing low fodmap), careful not to eat my trigger foods, exercise, don’t smoke, don’t drink (boring old sod!), try to relax and listen to a hypnotherapy vid on YouTube regularly p, I can’t get to the bottom (pardon the pun!) of what actually causes my bad guts.
I’ve been having almost daily symptoms for the last Four months ( always have had symptoms but they’ve not been as bad last summer) and during these four months I’ve also been very very anxious (my son is having school anxiety which is really stressing me out).
It doesn’t help that I’m constantly thinking I’ve got something awful going on even though GP says it’s IBS, I can’t stop the negative thoughts creeping in.
I really am desperate to sort this out once and for all this year ( have a gastroenterologist appointment next month) but if it’s caused by my anxiety and I’m a naturally anxious person, I fear that I’m never going to get rid of this ball and chain I drag round on a daily basis.
Is anyone else out there anxious? Do you think your symptoms are caused by your nervous disposition?
Btw, my symptoms are constant activity in my guts with constant rumblings, wind, distended and discomfort, feeling I need the loo and just a general feeling my tummy is just angry!