This is Nanners from over on the Crohns board. I know you are feeling anxious because you are having a hard time getting diagnosed. I will tell you that I have had Crohns for over 30 years and developed anxiety related to it. When my anxiety kicks in I will immediately get diarrhea and nauseous and won't be able to eat. So yes anxiety can affect the gastric system.
I know what I have and I will tell you sometimes I just get so sick of being sick. So I feel your pain and frustration knowing you are sick but not finding any answers. But I have found with the help of my Xanax that I am now able to recognize the anxiety and stop it in its tracks. Maybe talking to your family doc about
your anxiety may be a good starting place for you.
I hope you get feeling better soon.
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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