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Hi all i wonder if anyone can relate i have had a really stressful year and a half and all of a sudden a few weeks ago i became bloated, no appetite and uninterested in everything i saw my gp and he diagnosed depression and general anxiety disorder he gave me sertraline 50mg.

?Not happy with the diagnosis i took myself to a&e after a lot of googling and they checked my urine full stomach exam and couldnt find anything wrong still not happy 2 days later i went back to a&e where they did full bloods and another stomach exam and again they said my bloods were outstanding and its ibs.

?I went back to my gp and begged for a scan but he said no i dont need one and he wont be a enabler (i also asked in a&e for a scan both times and both drs said no)

?Heres my question since the ibs diagnosis i have done a lot of research and all that comes up is cancer i have bouts of diahroer and constipation and a annoying ache deep in my right hip its not painful just annoying and i just generally feel there is something wrong and bloating lots of trapped wind.

?Can anyone relate does anxiety and depression convince your brain something is wrong when it isnt? i cant see the dr because i cant tell him whats wrong he has given me mebeverine but its rubbish. I want to go everyday and just say can someone help me but when they ask whats wrong i have no symptoms just the above my appetite has returned ive lost no weight im notbleeding from anywhere bloods and urine all good why do i feel something is wrong? help anyone  

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    I get awful anxious and my IBS comes bad after long periods of prolonged anxiety. I have had stomach tests and my consultant and gp have said my Ibs comes very strong after long periods of anxiety. I just had symptoms also, no bleeding but had weight loss. Hope this helps
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    Hi. Yes! I think anxiety makes you think something wrong . I'm having it really bad right now. And my body been crazy with IBS direha I'm usually IBS constipation. Went to ER thinking I had colon cancer they ran ct scan blood work nothing wrong.. then I thought I was having a heart attack ran a check exray EKG told me anxiety now this week I couldn't swallow and felt lump in my throat they told me it's anxiety!!! I guess anxiety can make you think u have all these illness.. I lost 14lbs n 1 month due to my anxiety . Because I want to refuse to believe anxiety can do all this to me... but I'm still looking for answers!

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