Posted 3/11/2019 7:16 AM (GMT -6)
I definitely have a dysautonomia lens, so yes, to me it sounds related to the vagus nerve. Others may have other ideas, more in the IBS/IBD realm. I read over your post twice, and nothing you describe sounds like gastroparesis (you don't mention nausea, vomiting when you try to eat, zero appetite, difficulty swallowing, completely stalled peristalsis, feeling like one bite of solid food in your intestines feels like glass the whole way down, constipation, etc.). Possibly dumping, though, along with the panic, could relate to dysautonomia. Have you changed your treatments in the past month or so? This could be a herx that's affecting your nervous system especially harshly. If you have not added anything that could be causing a herx, then I'd wager something is messing with your vagus nerve - a microbe that your meds don't address well in the neurological system, extreme stress, not sleeping, magnesium deficiency?
I found a fun list of vagus nerve stimulating activities I'll link to here. https://selfhacked.com/blog/32-ways-to-stimulate-your-vagus-nerve-and-all-you-need-to-know-about-it/
Panic is THE WORST, and I'm so sorry you're dealing with it, along with the obnoxiousness of digestive nonsense. I hope you get to the other side of all this soon.
Sara (Lyme, ME, dysautonomias, HPA axis dysfunction....)