Hyperchondria and Anticipatory Anxiety

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LondonRed
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   Posted 3/15/2009 12:19 PM (GMT -7)   
It is driving me up the wall, even if I feel well I am thinking about when I will be unwell again. Even during months of good things happening I wonder when the next down turn will come. I am utterly depressed thinking this way, utterly depressed asking people for reassurances all the time and depressed with having so many bowel disorders. Maybe thay are linked? Help!

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Patchy Colitis. Also suffer from Peptic Ulcers could be related to Asacol. Current Medication: 500mg Asacol Suppositories, 800mg Asacol Tablets x 2 a day.


getting by
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   Posted 3/15/2009 1:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Londonred,

I definately think that your moods, nerves and such have a close connection to your bms. For eveybody. I get diahrea when I get anxious and stressed. Sometimes, sometimes it goes the other way. But we do manage to cope.

Try and live in the moment. Try not to worry about what the future holds, especially something that is such a downer to you. I have been going for months without a panic attack or depression. I have been lucky. When the bad days come, I deal with it. And I wish that you could do it that way too. Try not to dwell on the future or the past. Live in the moment. I guess you would say in the now. And kick those negative thoughts to the curb as Kitt would say.

We are here for you, keep posting.

Hugs, Karen
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LondonRed
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   Posted 3/15/2009 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Karen, I know the answers and get great comfort from your words too... its just so hard to put into practise.

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Patchy Colitis. Also suffer from Peptic Ulcers could be related to Asacol. Current Medication: 500mg Asacol Suppositories, 800mg Asacol Tablets x 2 a day.


stkitt
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   Posted 3/15/2009 3:13 PM (GMT -7)   

London,

I am sorry as I know how you feel. I can be my own worse enemy many times over.  Just want you to know you can always come here and post and find many kind members who also understand.

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Kitt


 

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Nanners
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   Posted 3/15/2009 3:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi London,

This is Nanners from over on the Crohns board. I know you are feeling anxious because you are having a hard time getting diagnosed. I will tell you that I have had Crohns for over 30 years and developed anxiety related to it. When my anxiety kicks in I will immediately get diarrhea and nauseous and won't be able to eat. So yes anxiety can affect the gastric system.

I know what I have and I will tell you sometimes I just get so sick of being sick. So I feel your pain and frustration knowing you are sick but not finding any answers. But I have found with the help of my Xanax that I am now able to recognize the anxiety and stop it in its tracks. Maybe talking to your family doc about your anxiety may be a good starting place for you.

I hope you get feeling better soon.

Hugs,
Gail *Nanners*
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

LondonRed
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   Posted 3/16/2009 2:39 AM (GMT -7)   
I've visited the family doc and had therapy - nothing works. The Panic Attacks are what starts of a cycle of stress, anxiety, diarrhoea, colitis and ulcers. Sometimes I wish I could literally forget it all and start again.

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Patchy Colitis. Also suffer from Peptic Ulcers could be related to Asacol. Current Medication: 500mg Asacol Suppositories, 800mg Asacol Tablets x 2 a day.


Nanners
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   Posted 3/16/2009 6:34 AM (GMT -7)   
How are you treating your panic attacks/anxiety? Are you taking any meds to help out there? As I said I use Xanax on occasion and it has been a life saver. I use the lowest dose available and it does the trick.

Good luck
Gail *Nanners*
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

qualityjt
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   Posted 3/17/2009 8:58 AM (GMT -7)   

I am a 43 yr old mother of 3.  I have battled anxiety issues for the past 17 years - off and on.  Unfortunately, I am in the middle of an "on" episode.

I have taken many different meds in the past - the one that seemed to work the best for me was Klonopin.  However, my doctor will not give me a prescription for it as she says it is addictive.  They have put me on Serafem which I feel is causing me to be MORE anxious.  I'm coping as best I can but the impending doom feelings will NOT go away.  In fact, I don't even sleep much because of it.  Every little pain or twitch in my body triggers horrible thoughts - heart attack?  lung collapse? cancer?  I cannot control these thoughts . . . my mind is racing.  Could the serafem be making me worse instead of better?


stkitt
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   Posted 3/17/2009 9:10 AM (GMT -7)   

The common Sarafem (Prozac)  side effects are anxiety, insomnia, weight gain, or unwanted head feelings.  If you feel these are unbearable please do see your physician and explain.

It usually takes 4-6 weeks for a person to get on to these meds but hopefully the side effects won't last that long.

Welcome to the world of A & P here at HealingWell.

Kitt


 

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qualityjt
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   Posted 3/17/2009 9:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Well I have some of the side effects you listed - insomnia, anxiety are the biggest!  But I have weight loss too - not that i'm complaining!  As well, stomach "distress".  And here I thought I was taking a medication to make me feel BETTER! not worse!

Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/17/2009 9:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to you
IT will get better I do hope for you
If not you may have to try a different one
As was said you may not feel the effects till 4 to 6 weeks after starting them

My daughter is on this 150 mgs and she is doing wonderful now
Totally different in whole outlook on life

Keep us posted plz
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qualityjt
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   Posted 3/17/2009 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I realize you can't dispense medical advice but I shouldn't be alarmed by this?  I should just wait it out?  I've been toying with the idea of calling my dr because of course I am overthinking this whole thing.  Wish I could just be normal.....

Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/17/2009 10:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Because it is realy causing you issues with your health anxiety
It may be a good idea IMHO to
Call your doc up and discuss what is going on
PLZ do let us know

LYN
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Fibro & Other DD

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               Look For The GOOD, Even At Your Lowest
  We Have Anxiety and Panic...................Anxiety and Panic DO NOT Have us         
   
                                     LYN

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