Hey there, I have had anxiety for about five years, but have had it under control most of the time. At the end of March, though, my live-in boyfriend and who I THOUGHT was the love of my life beat me up. He was arrested and everything, and he is out of the picture now, but I have had severe anxiety as a result of what happened. Even if I don't think I am thinking about it, I am. My heart rate is constantly high, it seems, and it's very difficult for me to work. Luckily, I have amazing co-workers and management that helps me cope with everything and gives me the time off that I need.
For the past couple of weeks, I have had diarrhea every single day. At first I knew it was anxiety, but then I began to think that something was wrong, because diarrhea from anxiety "couldn't possibly go on that long."
Can it? It doesn't matter what I eat, I get diarrhea no matter what. I went to the doctor the other day for some tests, and the blood came back normal, and I heard nothing on the stool sample, which I assume means there's nothing there, either. So why am I still having this diarrhea every day? I usually just lay around at home, waiting for it to happen. I went to work yesterday, or tried to, and ended up having to leave after 45 minutes because I was so worried about getting diarrhea that I almost passed out. What's going on with me? Can anxiety do this for so long or is there something else happening? And does anyone else experience this?
Thanks for reading!