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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 3/25/2010 2:40 AM (GMT -6)   
When I get anxious it's usually because of an event or because I am nervous about test results either for me or my family. I literally go into panic attack mode which triggers IBS, irritates my hemmies, and can often trigger my Chrohn's due to the stress.

Is the best way to handle a panic attack drugs? Now does everone else handle a panic attack?

Diagnosis Oct 07: Mild Crohn's Colitis. By the grace of God currently in remission. Current Medication: 1000mg Pentasa Tablets x 2 a day. VSL#3. Manuka Honey.

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 3/25/2010 8:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi LondonRed, its me Gail*Nanners* from the Crohns forum. I too get stress triggers much like you do. If I am worrying about travelling somewhere, or getting sick and ruining a good time for my husband etc etc etc. I will get those IBS like attacks that make me extremely nauseaous and having diarrhea. I found that the only thing that worked for me was seeing a therapist and the occasional use of Xanax. Thru doing those two things, I now am better able to control it and stop it before it gets too bad. I also use Librax if I find myself getting alot of diarrhea from stress and that will help to slow the poops down and also has a mild relaxant in it to calm my spirits. Now I can recognize when the anxiety is ramping up, and when I feel it starting I will quickly take the Xanax and lay down for a few and I am able to stop it.

Can I do it without drugs? Honestly I have not been successful without the meds. But I only use them about 1-3 times a month now. Hope that helps.

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!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

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Date Joined Jan 2005
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   Posted 3/28/2010 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there
Another Crohnie..i take ativan sublingual prn as i too get stressed n into angst mode with many of the same situations as you n Nanners...therapy doesnt hurt either in
there is a thread on here for CBT
have a look n see if its something you would be interested in trying
keep us posted here too kk
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