Posted 8/22/2019 6:13 PM (GMT -7)
Hi dear friends, and yes long text inc. <3
It's been ages since I last posted on forums and I hope that you all are doing good. I had a chance to chit chat with Scaredy Cat quite a while ago but never had a chance to post a detailed update here.
Have been quite stressed after I separated from my husband and moved out as I need to find job and stressed financially. Hopefully things will be getting better and I will be working. A bit on the positive side I am not as much effected by the regular health anxiety as I used to, but of course some of the things are still bothering me occasionally.
I stopped sertraline around 8-9 months ago and actually don't plan to use it again. And not getting panic attacks anymore so.
I guess the coping of anxiety issues resulted from me being left all alone (for the ones who don't know I live in a different country than my homeland), though I am still good friends with my ex and I have to pester him with my worries sometimes xD. But when you struggle alone I guess coping becomes easier.
I have increased amount of IBS now, which makes me fall in to the worry pit. I am just assuming i have IBS because my mom has had it all her life. My symptoms are not changing, my typical left sided spasm back pain which doesn't calm down before 15-17 hrs. And typical burbling gas/bloating. This is a type of pain I've been experiencing for 4-5 years now nothing new. But it used to happen every 3 months or so, occasionally happens again after 2 weeks but rarely. Now it feels like it's happening every week this month.
I cut out artificial sugars and carbohydrates for quite a while now and lost some extra weight, which I intended to, but I think the times I have this pain I also remember eating something processed like chocolate or some junk. I am just wondering if I really should bother myself with this issue. Today I ate a big chocolate bar and now I am rolling in my bed >.>
I just want to courage you all who suffer panic/health anxiety and say that these are very much managable. Just dont give up and stay cool cats.
Hoping to say hello more often , cheers.