Not posted for a while but been reading others posts.
Although still not diagnosed with IBS, my doctor is fairly sure this is what it is and from my research I believe it’s IBS-A (will be going back the doctors as my symptoms seem to be worsening).
To add to this I don’t believe I have anxiety and have never been or felt the need to be tested, however here is my question..
Can anxiety (or feeling anxious) increase the risk of an IBS attack?
I’ll give an example..
If I go for a meal just me and my wife, even after a great day with no symptoms, I can worry so much about something upsetting my stomach or having an attack (even if I’m really careful about what I eat) so much that I can bring on an attack from cramps to a full on attack.
If we’re with friends/family or both, whilst an attack can still happen, I do feel more relaxed as I know I won’t be leaving her on her own!
Is this IBS, anxiety, both or just me and I need to relax?