Hi all! I came across this forum and felt relieved to know I wasnt the only one in the world putting up with this sort of thing. I've had to put up with chronic D for the last 6 years ive tried many things including suppliments and diet change. I'm 22 and my doctor has run off loads of the standard tests and cant seem to find anything wrong with me and put it down to IBS.
I know from reading many of the threads that you all have experienced the desparate symptoms and awkwardness of it all, its quite scary to leave your normal comfort zone and yet ive gone and done the worst. I'm about to set off on a 6 week holiday around America and the anxiety related with this is huge! (i'm Australian by the way) Combined with the foreign sorroundings and long flights i'm concerned about how I will go controlling the pain and D symptoms. We're supposed to go out for farewell drinks tonight and i'm completely aprehensive about that alone! The whole week as the leave date is looming has been a mess of axiety and constant running to the toilet.
Anxiety isnt something I thought would affect me greatly I am a part time musician and never afraid of big crowds of strangers or expressing myself, i'm outgoing and generally fearless however under all of this I still find myself running to the toilet at the worst possible times.
If anyone has some advice to give I would love to receive it, it has already helped a lot to know there are may others openly talking about their symptoms.