And welcome to Healingwell. It sounds to me like you have antipatory anxiety. I get much the same symptoms you do, diarrhea and nausea when my anxiety kicks in. I take Xanax on occasion when these times hit. Thru therapy and the occasional Xanax I am now able to stop these anxiety attacks in there tracks. As soon as I feel it ramping up I take the Xanax and lay down for a bit, and before I know it I feel better. Maybe ask your doctor about
adding a fast acting anxiety med for those bad days. This is not a daily med you take, just for those occasional bad times. Cymbalta type meds do take a long time to fully kick in, so maybe the Xanax will help till it fully kicks in or maybe you are right and need an increase or different med.
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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