I'm actually a member of the UC and IBS forums as I've been having bowel issues for about 2 yrs now.
My treatment for both these conditions seems to be going well. The doctors have monitored my inflammation markers and they have remained normal for a year now. Yet I'm still having bowel issues.
My doctor has now suggested to me that part of my bowel problems could be as a result of high levels of stress. He's given me a book to read about panic. I would never have thought that I suffer panic attacks but I read a piece where it said a panic attack can occur while you sleep. I definitely have evidence of this. My initial sleep is very disturbed, I wake up with a racing heart, with sweats and with a terrible sense of forboding. Even when I drift off to sleep I fear something bad will happen.
I know very little about panic attacks so if any member could give me some advice or opinions I want I've written it would be such a big help. This is kinda new and strange to me. I guess I'm asking how
1) Panic affects your bowel
2) Do you suffer from sleep induced panic attacks.
Med free for a bit as I needed a break from Asacol
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