Thank you Aries, that is amazing. I have IBS but it never causes me anxiety...........go figure. . It is not entirely clear how stress, anxiety, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are related -- or which one comes first -- but studies show they tend to co-exist.
There's proof that stress management can help prevent or ease IBS symptoms. Some people use relaxation techniques such a deep breathing or visualization, where they image a peaceful scene. Others reduce stress by doing something enjoyable, such as talking to a friend, reading, listening to music, or shopping.
This is where you share how you handle the anxiety caused by your IBS.
Let's start to beat these anxieties up and live our lives like we want too.
Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Post Edited (Twistedmentality) : 12/16/2008 10:49:34 PM (GMT-7)
Anxiety 2007; IBS 2004; Chronic Hives 2002. Medications: Allegra, Zantac, Xanax, Darvocet.