I am not sure if I am having a panic attack when I have those urgent bm's (which for me often start out as hard stool and progress to diarrhea), with so much pain or what, but it hurts so bad I feel like I am going to die!!!!!!!!! I usually end up in the bathroom numerous times back to back and I get so nauseated and hot all over and I break out into a sweat; I normally don't vomit, but I sure feel like I am going to. (Trash can is beside me). I also feel like I am going to pass out while this is going on. Afterwards I have chills and feel so drained. I talked to my GI's PA about it and she was not alarmed. I am not going to say that it is normal, but she said that it is kind of like when you have a virus, you know how your body feels when you have diarrhea and vomiting with a virus. I hate it and not only am I sooooooo sick, but it makes me think I am never going to get this under control, it happens all the time and I hate it. I cry because of the pain and I feel sorry for myself and wonder why, why, why I have to be this way. I do not feel better right away, it takes me awhile I feel so drained afterwards, but it may very well be a panic attack I'm not sure. I do have panic attacks when it is storming and tornado's are likely, and I do have similar symptoms.
severe post-infectious ibs d x 4 yrs alternating now w/ibs c; gerd; hx of c-diff; some type of myalgia; migraines, anxiety, depression, ptsd; endometriosis; gallbladder removed; liver adenoma removed; multiple hospitilizations for abd pain; hysterectomy + adhesion removal; meds: darvocett, cymbalta, mobic, vivelle patch, as needed= xanax, clonopin, maxalt, phenergan, levosin, amitiza & restoril.