I am Gail *Nanners* from the Crohns board. I understand so much his anxiety about
going to places with large crowds. I personally believe it is related to the Crohns. With Crohns you are constantly worrying about
where the bathroom is, will there big a long line, what if I can't hold it, what if it has foods I can't eat, etc. I wanted to tell you all this so you could understand where he is coming from.
I am married to the most wonderful man in the world, he understands that fact about
me. Before I go anywhere I have to know everything, or my anxiety goes thru the roof, and I get very panicked. My suggestion is having him talk to his family doctor about
his anxiety. Maybe a med such a Xanax will help to calm his fears a little when he is going to a place like described above that might make his anxiety ramp up. I use .25 mg of Xanax, the lowest dose available, when I might be having a situation that I fear will cause me to be anxious. I know its helped me get thru a few tough times.
So maybe some of the more crowded type activities may be out forever. But if he is able to plan a little, maybe the Xanax would help out in those situations.
I hope I have helped some.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!