And welcome to the A/P forum. I am sorry you are suffering so. I suffer with Crohns Disease as well as GERD. When my anxiety ramps up the first thing I get is gastric issues, i.e. nausea and diarrhea. This is a very common reaction for many.
Are you taking anything for your anxiety? I use Xanax (the lowest dose available) at the first hint of my anxiety, and that helps to stop the gastric issues before they get out of hand. Maybe one of these fast acting meds for your bad times might help. Also, I saw a therapist for awhile and she really helped me alot too, so thats another option for you. Hope that helps.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and 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, Calcium w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*