Hi melhil9505 and welcome to Healingwell. I have a chronic and incurable bowel disease and developed anxiety because of it. I am always worrying about
will there be a bathroom close by where I am going, what kind of food will be there and can I eat it, what if I get sick and ruin a good time for my husband, etc etc. I was/am always worrying about
the what if's.
Thru the help of a good therapist and the occasional Xanax I am now able to even travel a little. If its a new place, I still get a little anxious, but with the help of my Xanax I am making baby steps to do more. I think if you can try to get out a little bit everyday, may slowly help you to get back into doing things. Its one babystep at a time, one day at a time, sometimes even 1 minute at a time.
Keep talking to us, and know we do care.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!