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KELLY.1
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   Posted 3/1/2006 2:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone, my IBS is mainly caused my getting nervous,worryed and stressed when i go out,i get a sudden need to run the toilet sometimes i will have diarrhoea sometimes i dont need to go atall,but the feeling is always there.is there any medication i can get to calm me down? maybe if i took somethink to calm me down i think 80% of the problem would go.

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   Posted 3/1/2006 5:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kelly,
I know that bunnybabe suggested talking to your doctor about antidepressants in your other post. Have you had a chance to do that yet? I have anxiety disorder as well and I take a benzo for my anxiety symptoms which actually ease my whole body. I know that some people have success with certain teas that give a calming effect. There are lots of options but the best thing would be to talk to your doc.
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   Posted 3/1/2006 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   
What about meditation and/or yoga? Exercise should really help reduce stress.
Sometimes when I have a big day ahead I take 1/2 of 1 Imodium and that calms me enough through the day (yet doesn't make me constipated for more than a day or 2 since I took such a small dose).
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JHP
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   Posted 3/2/2006 6:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I use to be the exact same way, as I have an panic disorder. I have been taking Zoloft since 1999. I also have Ativan, which does help, but I only take it as needed, rarely ever. I had to take one last Sunday, when I had my attack.............ugh. I sware these after affects of these attacks........linger.

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   Posted 3/2/2006 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
hey kelly,
KavaKava is a 'natural' supplement that calms some down. (it worked for me a couple of years ago when i was battling a homeless situation...) also zoloft did help me out. i was ticked when my doctor perscribed it to me, cause all the diarrhea was the problem, not my brain. BUT the two go together!!! and i found out that many cancer patients are given zoloft before they start their chemo, simply to help them in such a difficult time. so don't be shy about asking for info on an anti-depressant it could really help.
i too, take immodium on mornings when i am stressed, it helps me.
practicing yoga has helped me, it took a while to feel the effects, but it is worth it.
also why not journal? i know that a lot of what bothers me are the stupid things i tell myself, that really aren't true. (i am not smart, i am not good at my job...) after writing all my negative thoughts i then write the realistic thoughts next to them, and on paper i can then see how silly i am, and i am worrying about something that might not even happen!
talk to someone--anyone really, don't hold all your stresses inside! you are not alone. EVERYONE feels the way you do at some point.
take care of yourself,
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   Posted 3/2/2006 8:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Great advice bunny :)... I just wanted to add in case people aren't aware to make sure that you ask your doctor about herbal meds and rx meds and taking together. Some can have interactions.
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Keriamon
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   Posted 3/2/2006 9:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Especially anti-depressant medicines (MAOIs); they seem to interact with pretty much everything.

bunnybabe
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   Posted 3/2/2006 10:57 AM (GMT -7)   
YES, defintely, thank you for adding that!
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KELLY.1
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   Posted 3/2/2006 12:06 PM (GMT -7)   
i went to see my doctor today, he wasnt much help,he just gave me imodiam which i already take, ive had more response and help on the forum than ive ever had off my docter. i just bought herbal tablets called kalms,so i hope they will help. can you buy zoloft over the counter or do you have to get it off your doctor

Keriamon
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   Posted 3/2/2006 3:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Zoloft is a prescription.
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