I forgot to mention that the diarrhea hits me every morning about 10 minutes after I wake up. I never wake up in the night with it. I'm beginning to believe that that 10 minutes upon waling up, gives me a chance to start "thinking" about it again ,and then it hits me.
I had a blood test for Chrone's and the GI specialist also took a biopsy of the duodenum and nothing was found.
Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 3/10/2010 7:33:02 PM (GMT-7)
You all are so nice here!
I try to relax in the mornings...I just always feel like I have to go and that is an awful feeling. I have felt like this for 5 months straight now. Have lost almost 10 lbs. and I weigh 112 lbs. now. My hair is falling out. My stomach always feels full and I burp a lot. (I have GERD which they say is aggravated by stress...have any of you heard of this??)
Post Edited By Moderator (Lyn (Howlyncat)) : 8/24/2006 6:27:05 AM (GMT-6)
Just wondering if anyone has some advice for me. I have just recently gone overseas to live in the UK and I have been getting D most mornings for about three weeks now. It's normally only in the morning and occurs about 10 minutes after I wake up. Normally I have to go twice in the morning and then I'm ok the rest of the day. I know that this can be caused by anxiety but I don't feel overly anxious. Do you think maybe because I've recently moved, physically I could feel anxious and my body is responding to this while mentally I feel fine? Any advice would be appreciated.
Hello and welcome to HealingWell. We are more than glad to try to help you out. Youwill find wonderful people here in this forum. Generalized anxiety disorder does more than make you worry. It can also lead to or worsen a variety of potentially serious conditions, including:
These are just a few of the sx of anxiety. I do not know if you saw a GI physician as it does not sound like you had a complete work-up for your D and it was assumed it was anxiety.
I would seek a second opinion about your GI problems and at the same time I would think of looking for a good therapist to help you work with your anxiety.
Journaling is another way to start working on anxiety.
1.Set your journal where you will see it everyday, i.e., on your nightstand, at your desk, where you have coffee. This will help to remind you to journal.
2.Part of keeping a journal, is skipping a day, a week, and even months.
3.Writing a word, sentences, or paragraphs, journaling whatever you have to say that day is just the right amount to write.
4.Journal whatever is important for you to write about right then and there. I've journaled about a fabulous soup I ate, my concerns about a friendship, my dreams for the future.
5.Keeping your journal private. That can mean setting boundaries with those in your home, it may mean hiding it, or locking it away. You will have to make an individual decision about what that means to you.
6.Re-read your journal or not. Rarely do I re-read my journals. Some people always read what they have written. Again it is a personal choice.
7.Remember to use your journal for your benefit and well being, what ever that that means to you. Keeping a journal is a powerful tool that you can give to yourself everyday. Plus, this creates time for you every day.
I hope this give you somewhere to start and please keep us posted.
Hugs to you
Hello and welcome to HealingWell and the A & P Forum. I am going to post a link for you to tell us a bit about yourself as much as you would like but do remember to review the rules on posting first.
I think you would benefit from sticking with a support group who know where your coming from and what your going through.
Just click on link and you will find yourself in the forum to share a bit.
I am so sorry you life has been tough and I agree you may need to be on a medication.
Take care and stay with us.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety, Panic & Depression *~*
Of course stress can cause diarrhea. Its overdose of anxiety! In my 20's I had a close friend who suddenly had alternating diarrhea and constipation and within a month she died of bowel cancer. I was in post natal depression and it really scared me - I suddenly had the syptoms - felt sick, couldn't eat was so worried - I ended up with colitis. On the way to the hospital I suddenly needed the loo desperately and ended up knocking on someones door to use their loo. What embarrassment! And for years after I 'd get nervous going anywhere in case I needed the loo suddenly.
I am still the same. I try to relax and meditate and am fine at home. As soon as I need to go somewhere new (especially a city) I put myself in panic mode! I have learnt to manage it with immodium and valium. Also the only way to get rid of the anxiety and excess adrenaline is for me to get up the minute I wake (dont lay there worrying) and go for a run. I run about 1 mile and half every day when its bad and it works. It nearly killed me to start with, but I feel fitter and can manage.
I took up golf cos I thought it would be so thought absorbing it would take my mind off the stomach. It does to a great extent, but being on an open golf course does give me the collywobbles, and if my stomach starts gurgling I get in a bit of a sweat. The immodium is brilliant and slows down the gut, so it makes me feel safer.
St Johns Wort is good for anxiety/depression, and also Ginseng. A good diet goes a long way to. Yacult to replace lost good bacteria in the gut too.
I hope this helps you, its done me good to tell someone, having suffered for so many years. I dont have a normal life, am unable to go in anyones car, but my own under my control. Unable to go to shows in Lond0n and lots of other things, I miss going out with my Grankids and so many things. Anyone else have any ideas?
Ive tried TFT, hypnosis, and many other things......
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