Don't worry sami-jo...you're not alone.
I get the same thing. I have IBS as well as problems with anxiety, and when my anxiety flares up, my IBS almost certainly does too. They're very closely connected. I've also thrown up from anxiety - yuck.
I'm starting on a calcium supplement as it's supposed to help with both anxiety and IBS - might be something to consider. I think there's another post from someone else about this a little ways down.
All the best!
I suffer just like you with IBS and when anxious not able to eat. When my anxiety is bad over 2-3 days and not able to eat (even find water hard) I have to make sure that I am taking fluids on board. My counsellor told me that so long as you are drinking you can last many days until your anxiety passes. Although the anxiety will pass quicker if you can eat something.
Like Daisy I try to take some sort of nutrient drink, one glass that equals a meal. If you know that that is all you need to get down to get the calories it is easier to swallow. I tend to feel better after just one of these because I then know I am not going to die of starvation (which is one of the thoughts I have when I am anxious and can't eat).
You sound like a great healthy weight so you must be doing something right! I have lost 14lbs this year due to anxiety but I had some extra to lose so am now a healty weight too.
Post Edited (Bunny_UK) : 10/18/2006 3:46:19 AM (GMT-6)