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I have IBS and anxiety. Last week I was having a flare up, and over the weekend I was stressing about getting it dealt with and having panic attacks about the holidays. I've been taking low dose Xanax last week, up until this Monday. Over the weekend I was having thin, loose stools. I've been using wiitch hazel wipes for the past couple of weeks, if that's of any significance. Anyway..
On Sunday morning I went to the kitchen and made a bacon sandwich. After that I felt a bit queasy, and started having a panic attack about people coming over to the house, so I took a muscle relaxer and 1/4 of a 0.5mg Xanax and went to bed. Woke up fine again and got on with the day, although grumbling about IBS. At night I took a dicyclomine (Bentyl).
On Monday I woke up having a panic attack with IBS spasms in my colon at 5am. I fell back asleep eventually and woke up a few hours later feeling less panicked but with a bad stomach ache. I decided to barely eat that day, just having a slice of toast in the morning and a little bit of mashed potato and roast beef in the evening.
On Tuesday morning I woke up having another panic attack and colon spasms. I tried to calm down by eating a slice of toast. Ate a couple of bites and then puked green ick. Felt better after being sick but my stomach was aching and my palpitations were bad so I took another 1/4 Xanax to calm down. I made a doctors appointment for Wednesday. I perked up a bit over the day, although I had bad back ache, but I put that down to constipation as I hadn't gone all day and went to bed with a hot water bottle. All I ate that day was the bit of toast, some graham crackers, plain pasta and a banana.
On Wednesday I woke up and used the bathroom. My stools were solid, kinda "old" looking but not as thin. I ate a banana for breakfast and we set off to the doctors. All he would talk about is my anxiety. I told him about my stomach and that I'm in pain so he told me to go gluten free. We left the doctors to go pick up anxiety medication. The pain gradually got worse over the day. I've been eating bland foods, taking things to help (vitamin E, probiotics, Sucralfate, Antacid liquid and now DGL licorice root). Nothing helps. For dinner I ate rice with carrots, then I had oatmeal with some strawberries. I used the bathroom again and had very loose stools, but it was brown (no signs of blood or bile or anything), but then I became very nauseous and was "throwing up" although not actually getting anything up (probably because I'd used Sucralfate to coat my stomach).
I woke up this morning feeling a lot better than I felt when I went to bed. I got up, ate a banana and we went to the store. I could feel the discomfort coming on, and it has got worse as the day has gone on. At 2pm I took a Sucralfate tab. Around 5pm I decided to eat to see if that helped and made some plain rice. No difference. I've taken antacids and they seem to help since they make me burp, but the pain comes back after a minute or so. I used the bathroom and my stools were sloppy and a light brown/dark yellow color. I've put the color down to my banana & rice diet.
So far, symptoms:
Constant gnawing pain in middle to left of abdomen (under ribs).
Diarrhea and constipation.
Constant burping and regularly passing gas.
Vomiting green ick (once).
I'll also add that I was diagnosed with esophagitis last year. Wasn't told anything in regards to my stomach, but I do have acid reflux due to diet which is likely what caused the esophagitis, so I've just been trying to cut out any trigger foods (milk is my biggest enemy).
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