I was thinking about
this alot lastnight. And I don't think my anxiety was really a gradual thing after all. As I stated before I have had Crohns Disease for over 30 years. The disease and all its symptoms and all are enough by themselves to cause an increase in anxiety. But for the first 20 years or so I pretty much lived as though I didnt have the disease because it was so mild. But after some thinking, I realized my anxiety began after I had to have an emergency bowel resection and some complications I had from that surgery. The surgery made me really start to take my disease seriously and also made me realize that I was sick! It also caused me to start feeling more of the symptoms of the disease, and thru feeling bad so much caused the anxiety. Thank God I am now able to recognize the symptoms of my anxiety kicking in and am now able to control it with the help of my Xanax. Funny how when you really start to think about
something you come to realize how different the results are.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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